Paul Johnston paul.johnston at WMICH.EDU
Wed May 15 19:49:01 UTC 2013

Yes.  Not many on these shores--though a "g"-full pronunciation of Long(g) Island is famous (Though whether this is a regional or ethnic dialect--or both--I don't know).  In the British Isles, there are plenty.
"Singer" and "Finger", both with /g/--the West Midlands, from Lancashire to Gloucestershire--thus, Birmingham, Stoke, Liverpool, Manchester etc.
"Singer" and "Finger", both without /g/, North and Northeast England and Scotland (and, I think, Northern Ireland), thus, Newcastle, Carlisle, Teesside, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen etc.

Paul Johnston

On May 15, 2013, at 2:52 PM, Jim Parish <jparish at SIUE.EDU> wrote:

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