iron: /@r/ vs syllabic /r/

sagehen sagehen at SLIC.COM
Sat Aug 12 20:05:50 UTC 2000

>In a message dated 8/11/2000 4:18:47 PM, flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU writes:
><< Al Gore sounds so painfully wooden, I think, because he's constantly
>trying to suppress his East Tennessee English >>

To which Ron Butters replies:>
>Given the relatively small amount of time that Gore spent in Tennessee during
>his formative years, it seems to me unlikely that there is much South Midland
>stuff that he really needs to suppress.<<

Maybe it was the years spent trying to put on the appropriate sound to be
thought of as a home boy to his constituents.
A. Murie

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