"kin" for can

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 6 22:13:27 UTC 2008

Very probably merely one of a great many with that feature, especially
in the South and in the Southwest.


On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 5:23 PM, William Warren <celtman at hotmail.com> wrote:
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>   Perhaps my question should be directed to your newbies list since I am not
>   a professional or student linguist:
>        many people in Michigan ,my late father from SW Michigan and a late
>  uncle- first husband of my maternal aunt in rural Perry ,and a naval recruiter
>  in Lansing pronounce "can" -the verb- as "kin". Could anyone tell me any-
>  thing about what dialect this would be ?
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