/or/ distinctions: TOUR
Beth Lee Simon
simon at HOME2.MYSOLUTION.COM
Fri Apr 14 23:21:09 UTC 2000
Sorry if this has already been noted, but the North Central into the lower
Upper Midwest, I notice an age break between /tor/ speakers (who tend to be
younger) and /tur/ speakers.
"Steve K." wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Apr 2000, Bob Fitzke wrote:
> > "Steve K." wrote:
> > >
> > > My vowels have gone all over the map (and
> > > the quality of my stack/stock vowels have gotten much less Michiganlike
> > > ever since I moved out east).
> > Curious. In 1932-4 (I was 5-7) I lived in at least 9 places in the New
> > England states. Back then it was "down east".
> For a Michigander, Boston is out east. "Down East" is, I believe, New
> Englandese--most of the DARE quotes (but not all) are from New England
> sources. I actually haven't heard the phrase since I've moved out here 3
> years ago, either.
> --- Steve K.
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