Heard on The Judges

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Mon Feb 11 19:35:20 UTC 2008

Yes, Wilson, many Georgians give the word that pronounciation--which (of course) grates scrannely on our refined Texas ears.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 14:04:20 -0500
>From: Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
>Subject: Heard on The Judges

>Forty-ish black woman from Georgia:
>"I makes my livin' sellin' _pecans_ ['pi "kaenz]."
>"Pee cans"?! You'd never hear  that in Texas, where the pecan ['pi "ka:n] / ["p@ 'ka:n] is the state tree.

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