Local pronunciation and anglicization.

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Mon Jun 2 14:58:43 UTC 2003

On Sun, 1 Jun 2003, Bethany K. Dumas wrote:

#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 'thought'?
#Never! (The Arkansas legislature mandated the pronunciation ar-kan-saw.)

And we all know that speakers always obey legislative mandates about
their language.

So, Beth, smiley? Or is that pronunciation in fact unattested among

-- Mark M.

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