free variation in pronunciation

Baker, John JBaker at STRADLEY.COM
Tue Apr 3 01:09:40 UTC 2001

        Does this apply even when the locals disagree on the correct
pronunciation?  I have in mind Louie-ville versus Lou'v'l, which is (or used
to be) a matter of fierce contention in Louisville.

John Baker

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Odegard [SMTP:markodegard at HOTMAIL.COM]
> Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 9:03 PM
> Subject:      Re: free variation in pronunciation
> I think place names are excluded from consideration here. What the locals
> say is always correct (even when they say it two or more different ways) .
> . . .

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