A new(?), old-time pronunciation

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 5 20:47:19 UTC 2009

"Look-a here, boy!
Somp'm you ain't seen.
A man playin' jazz
On his _vie-leen_ [violin]."

Mississippi Sheiks: "The Jazz Violin"

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.
-Mark Twain

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

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