City Names

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Wed Dec 1 15:16:24 UTC 1999

Ron has doubtless not heard of diphthong reduction (or
"monophthongization") and don't know what us monophthongizers could do to
Troy. He should get out on the street more.


>DInIs PrestIn says that every city he has ever lived in has been clipped. (Is
>this a double entendre?) I guess he has never lived in a place like Troy.
>Anyway, I want him to know that I have lived for nearly 33 years in Derm,
>North Carolina. No clipping there.

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
preston at
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