St Louis dialect

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Wed Sep 5 21:14:20 UTC 2001

Matthew Gordon writes:
>  According to Internet Movie Database, Kevin Kline, Scott Bakula, and
>>Robert Guillaume are natives of StL.

So, for that matter, was Vincent Price, but although his diction was
considered to be exemplary of American Standard, I don't know that it sheds
much light on the special features of St. Louis speech.
[My mother (b. 1905) was a St. Louis native, but her speech showed none of
the features described in Gordon's post.]
A. Murie

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