Folk Awareness oif Dialect

Steve K. 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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