Phonetic alphabets

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Dec 2 22:19:47 UTC 2004

In Scots "I" is traditionally /ai/ or /a/ and "eye" is /i:/.


Barbara Need <nee1 at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU> wrote:
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Sender: American Dialect Society
Poster: Barbara Need
Subject: Phonetic alphabets

I just got off the phone with someone offering me a free subscription
to an IT trade magazine, and she had to spell something for me. What
I HEARD her say was, "e as in I". Of course, what she meant was "e as
in eye". In what variety/varieties of English are these not


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