folk awareness of dialect variation

Philip E. Cleary pcleary at WANS.NET
Wed Dec 6 04:50:44 UTC 2000

<And I'd say the real shibboleths are Quincy (/kwInzi/) and Faneuil
(/faenl/).  Nobody gets those right.>

QuinZy is definitely one. But isn't (/faenl/) more of a Yankee shibboleth,
than a Bostonian one? I pronounce it that way, but it's an acquired
pronunciation. I think that the more common pronunciation is fan-yoo-el.

And how about Scituate (Si-choo-it) as one?

Phil Cleary

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