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Re: YAEPT: Pin/pen merger (Was: Re: You might be a conlanger if...)

From:B. Garcia <madyaas@...>
Date:Friday, November 12, 2004, 18:13
My grandfather grew up in St. Joe. Apparently his ancestors had pull
there (His lastname was Edwards).

In the central valley of California, this non-distinction between /E/
and /e/ seems to be a typical feature of the speech there. I was born
and raised on the coast so I have the distinction, but I've heard it
from people all the way from Sacramento to Bakersfield.

- I've heard Chino Moreno of the Deftones not make the distinction
(northern end of the velley)
- A classmate from Fresno likewise (middle of the velley)
- and a coworker from Bakersfield (south end) also. She had an
interesting slightly southern twang which was interesting. I wonder if
her parents were relocated southerners

However, it's not a strict distinction, as I've heard others from the
Central Valley not do this.

You can turn away from me
but there's nothing that'll keep me here you know
And you'll never be the city guy
Any more than I'll be hosting The Scooby Show

Scooby Show - Belle and Sebastian