Local pronunciation and anglicization.

Yass Shoji yass67 at POPPY.OCN.NE.JP
Mon Jun 2 00:47:43 UTC 2003

Dear Linguists,

A few questions, please?

1. Is it true that the local people in Chicago in the USA say something like
'Tchicago' with a voiceless alveolar affricate as in 'church' rather than
with an 'sh' (a post-alveolar fricative)? Does anybody know?

2. Also what about Arkansas? Do the local people say 'aaar kan zas' like
'Kansas' with 'us' at the end rather than the 'aw' in 'law' and 'thought'?

3. Is there anybody working on the anglicization of non-English names?

Thank you!


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