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USAGE: states' names [was Re: The [??] attribute]

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Monday, September 16, 2002, 11:53
Quoting Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>:

> Padraic Brown wrote: > > Loads of medial ars as well: /brd/, /flrt/, etc. > > I just noticed today that I pronounce "Floridian" as /flr='Idi@n/. > "Florida" is /flord@/.
Yeah, that's interesting. I know that many people in Texas pronounce it [t_hEks@_xz], with a supershort [@]. [lu_fzi'y&_+n@] for "Louisiana" is also a common pronunciation (where "[_f]" denotes a noticeably fronted [u], and "[_+]" represents a noticeably raised [&]). ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637