Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Apr 20 23:34:15 UTC 2008

At 7:17 PM -0400 4/20/08, Michael Covarrubias wrote:
>Mark Mandel wrote:
>>English doesn't have pure [o]; Italian or French often does. English
>>"long vowels" are all diphthongs.
>Tell dat dere to a Minnesotan, den

Or a youper; one of the most noticeable traits of Upper Peninsula
(MI) English is precisely the "pure" long vowels, presumably because
of the influence from the Finnish substrate.


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