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 [&]).
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