"imminent domain"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 30 05:17:16 UTC 2013

On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 9:38 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:

> This of course is reported through my ears, but I believe I am
> hearing "imm" and not "em" (I distinguish).  However, you can draw
> your own conclusion at www.cbsnews.com, video "Some Jersey Shore
> residents resisting beach extension".  (I don't believe there is a
> transcript.

There are millions of Americans, regardless of race, creed, color, or
previous condition, who don't distinguish /E/ from /I/ before nasals. Yet,
they glory in it.

Sense I'm one of thim, you can take my word for it.

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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