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Re: Chicago was Fruitcakes was Re: Kentum/satem

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, May 3, 2002, 16:55
BP Jonsson scripsit:
> > At 10:58 2002-05-03 -0400, John Cowan wrote: > > >In the U.S. the usual pronunciation of "Chicago" has [A], but that > >pron. is stigmatized in and around Chicago itself, where [O] ~ [Q] > >is the prestige form. > > You mean that natives pronounce the {a} as [O] ~ [Q]? Would that be the > general pronunciation of /A/ in that dialect?
I'm not sure, but I think it's specific to the name of the city and derivatives. -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_