of likely interest to NYers only
GordonMJ at MISSOURI.EDU
Tue Mar 5 21:08:43 UTC 2002
Can you specify which NCS features you've noticed?
On a more general note, are NYers (nonlinguists) aware of the NCS as a
stereotype of, say, Buffalo or Rochester?
Michael Newman wrote:
> Sorry for being parochial, but has anyone noticed how the female
> recorded announcer for the new "2" trains has a pronounced (so to
> speak) northern cities shift? There may also be a light /l/ so "Next
> stop will be Wall Street" sounds kind of incongruous, My impression
> is that she's from Detroit, but I'm not sure.
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