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?
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