ADS-L Digest - 10 Jul 2002 to 11 Jul 2002 (#2002-167)

Anne Gilbert avgilbert at PRODIGY.NET
Sat Jul 13 02:11:10 UTC 2002

> I'm from an area where "Don" and "Dawn" are pronounced differently.
> (The Catskills.  If The Twilight Zone is still being rerun, it's easy
> to hear a native speaker of my dialect.  Rod Serling was from the
> next county, and to me he has no accent.)
> I now live in the Twin Cities, where natives don't make that
> distinction.  I'm not a trained linguist, but informal investigation
> indicates that Minnesotans find it hard to hear the distinction.

Maybe it's just me, but I hear people making such a distinction(although not
all of them do)around here in the Pacific NW.  I wonder if this is just a
"Midewestern thing?"
Anne G

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