INDIAN vs. INJUN
laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jan 10 04:10:58 UTC 2001
At 11:59 AM -0500 1/10/01, RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:
>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?
No, if you say "Who's yer daddy?" fast enough.
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