[Ads-l] Skagit

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Sep 24 14:31:35 EDT 2016


> On Sep 24, 2016, at 2:17 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 12:31 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> Cf. the common local pronunciation of "Maryville," Tenn., as "Mare-vull."
> 
> 
> Ever get the impression that locals always call their town "[Name]vull"?
> There's also Maryville > Marevull, MO, Sommerville > Summavull, MA,
> Brownsville > Brownsvull in South Texas and Hallsville > Hallsvull in
> Northeast Texas, etc.
> 
And Lou-uh-vull, KY (with vowels neutralizing to schwa in both unstressed syllables).

LH
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