Local pronunciation and anglicization.

Yass Shoji yass67 at POPPY.OCN.NE.JP
Mon Jun 2 01:17:01 UTC 2003

Dear Prof (?). Bethany I. Dumas,

Thank you very much indeed for your answer! Amazed by the speed!

I got this story of the local people saying what seems to be a non-standard
pronunciation from a middle-aged Japanese English teacher in a recent
meeting, but maybe his story was dated.

I had no idea of the legal aspect of this issue!

Thanks again!

Yass Shoji
A former UCL Linguistics and Phonetics Department student.

----- Original Message -----
From: Bethany K. Dumas <dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU>
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 10:05 AM
Subject: Re: Local pronunciation and anglicization.

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> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       "Bethany K. Dumas" <dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU>
> Subject:      Re: Local pronunciation and anglicization.
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> On Mon, 2 Jun 2003, Yass Shoji wrote:
> >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
> Never! (The Arkansas legislature mandated the pronunciation ar-kan-saw.)
> Bethany

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