Folk Awareness oif Dialect
stevek at SHORE.NET
Tue Dec 5 14:08:20 UTC 2000
On Mon, 4 Dec 2000, Tim Frazer wrote:
> Illinois has many foreign place names which are often anglicized, including
> the name of the state (el @n )YZ.
I've never heard anyone from Illinois pronounce it with the the z on the
end. Many (including me) do say ell instead of ill for the first syllable
though, yes. I have heard non-Illinoisians say it with the z though.
I've brought this up before but my favorite is still Pompeii (POM-pee-eye)
--- Steve K.
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