[Ads-l] How do you say "Huawuei"

Paul A Johnston, Jr paul.johnston at WMICH.EDU
Fri Sep 2 15:43:33 EDT 2016


"Eether" vs. "i-ther"?  How about "Ayther", which a number of British dialects have.  The OE etymon, I would think, could easily developed into any of these.


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> On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 10:01 PM, Tom Zurinskas <truespel at hotmail.com>
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> > So what does not make sense in US is "either" being pronounced
> > "eye"-ther
> > instead of ~eether.
> 
> 
> Well, that's one of those things. Though my mother used "eye-ther," I
> prefer "ee-ther." Once, I thought that only the ill-educated used,
> e.g.
> "I'm done," rather than the proper "I'm through." Now, I sometimes
> get the
> impression that I may be the only person east of the Mississippi who
> does
> *not* use "I'm done," like a talking Thanksgiving turkey.
> =F0=9F=98=9C
> 
> 
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