city names

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Fri Dec 3 01:27:00 UTC 1999

I assumed pretty much everybody on this list was somewhere between business
and pleasure.

dInIs (whose pleasure is his own bidnis)

>     Here in the Upper Valley (of the Connecticut  River), West Lebanon NH
>is called "West Leb," although Lebanon itself  is never called "Leb."
>Incidentally, the local pron of Lebanon (and  West Lebanon) is not like
>that of the country; instead, the final syllable is  unstressed.   FYI,
>I'm a new subscriber whose interest is half  way between business and
>pleasure. I'm a freelance lexicographer.    Best, Jennifer

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