Local pronunciation and anglicization.

Bethany K. Dumas dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Mon Jun 2 15:06:07 UTC 2003

On Mon, 2 Jun 2003, Mark A Mandel wrote:

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

I'm not Beth - I'm Bethany - but I'll answer. I have NEVER heard an
Arkansawyer rhyme the name of the state with Kansas. I've also never
heard an Arkansan do that. (Vance Randolph once told me that an Arkansan
is a person who does not know where he is from - but I think he lost that


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