RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Wed Jan 10 16:59:56 UTC 2001

In a message dated 1/10/2001 8:55:28 AM, preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU writes:

<< >This is a really interesting observation. It would appear that the
>fast (allegro) speech pronunciation (not "dialect" I suspect) form
>of "Indian" has given rise to a new "ordinary" (i.e., non-allegro)
>form (which has become pejorative). Dialect forms which have had a
>similar fate (but which better fit the definition suggested here)
>would include Jimmy Carter's EYE-talian, for example. >>

And if you say INDIANAN fast enough, it comes uot HOOSIER?

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