announcing newest little ADS member

Nancy Elliott nelliott1 at EARTHLINK.NET
Wed Sep 19 18:02:23 UTC 2001

 i'd say his rhoticity is pretty much a done deal, with caucasian parents
from detroit and kansas city and being raised in orygun... the burning
question for me is, will he have the pin-pen merger?

nancy, typing with one hand while holding a baby with the other

> From: "Dennis R. Preston" <preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU>
> Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 13:48:49 -0400
> Subject: Re: announcing newest little ADS member
> Nancy,
> As President I offer a hearty welcome to a future ADS member. I
> suppose little Brian's rhoticity has not yet been decided on
> (although I suspect a tough row to hoe out there in Southern Oregon
> if a nonrhotic variety is selected for him).
> Best,
> dInIs
>> Arriving to give hope during a terrible tragedy,
>> Brian David Elliott Rogers was born on Monday, Sept. 10 at 1:59 pm after 45
>> hours of labor, and weighed 6 lb, 6 oz.
>> Mom, ADS member Nancy Elliott, is recovering after a very long hospital stay
>> and will somehow find time to resume her studies of rhoticity in American
>> English 'public' speech.
>> Best wishes,
>> Nancy Elliott and David Rogers
>> Southern Oregon University
>> --------------------------
>> ps- Nancy is glad that Barry Popik is still alive to clog her email, and
>> confesses she occasionally forwards his old recipes to friends before she
>> deletes stuff.
> --
> Dennis R. Preston
> Department of Linguistics and Languages
> Michigan State University
> East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
> preston at
> Office: (517)353-0740
> Fax: (517)432-2736

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