Heard on The Judges

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 31 20:36:57 UTC 2008

A late-thirty-ish, middle-class, black woman from Los Angeles
pronouncing "beige" as [beiZ], instead of as [beidZ], for this
correspondent the iconic BE pronunciation. Oh, well. Nothing lasts

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
 -Sam'l Clemens

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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