Folk Awareness oif Dialect

Donald M. Lance LanceDM at MISSOURI.EDU
Tue Dec 5 03:36:51 UTC 2000

Ray Ott wrote:

> Admittedly, "Valley Joe" is a little much.  Standard California Okey
> Vernacular would be Va-lay-jo.

Do they usually say the -j?  I've heard it with only [o] as the last syllable.  Did you
mean the [x] or the [y] pronunciation of -j-?

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