Mark.Mandel at LHSL.COM Mark.Mandel at LHSL.COM
Mon Dec 10 16:28:30 UTC 2001

Michael Newman <mnewman at QC.EDU> wrote

On the article, I am struck by the fact that the contemporary use of
the r-less version to mean "dude" (discussed a month or so ago) is
mentioned only in a confused and incomplete way. It is only the r-ful
version that retains a racial sense among most inner city kids.

In r-less dialects like those of NYC and Boston, how can they tell?

                  Mark A. Mandel : Senior Linguist
 Dragon Systems, a Lernout & Hauspie company : speech recognition
 320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02460, USA : http://www.dragonsys.com

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