Nebraskans/Standard English

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Mon Jan 21 14:05:12 UTC 2002

Not too be too harsh, but there is also the chance, especially in
one's own area, that "missed noticing" is also very likely. People in
Michigan don't notice the Northern Cities Chain Shift, but us
hillbillies who come here (and East Coasters as well I hear tell)
find that it sticks out like a sore tongue.


>Both Peter and I must have missed the parts of the West where it's general
>maberry at
>On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Peter A. McGraw wrote:
>>  Huh?  It's not general in any part of the West that I've spent any time in.
>>  Peter Mc.
>>  --On Friday, January 18, 2002 2:25 PM -0500 Beverly Flanigan
>>  <flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU> wrote:
>>  > And, since the 'cot/caught' merger is general throughout the North Midland
>>  > and all through the West, it too has become part of the "best"/"standard"
>>  > variety, except, I suppose, for the Eastern/New England diehards in these
>>  > fields.
>>  ****************************************************************************
>>                                 Peter A. McGraw
>>                     Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
>>                              pmcgraw at

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