Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 9 03:06:14 UTC 2010

Just heard it pronounced "dih-VAN." I've always used " 'DYE-van."
Rather, I've always mentally-pictured it that way. I don't recall that
I've ever had occasion to speak this word.

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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