"Sam Schwa"

AAllan at AOL.COM AAllan at AOL.COM
Sat Sep 4 00:04:10 UTC 1999

No, it just sounds like that. He's really Sam Chwat, and he has been an ADS
member for years, though I've never met him at our meetings.

He has an extensive website. Judge for yourself:


- Allan Metcalf

<< A popular treatment of r-lessness (or, more strictly, r-lessness-lessness)
in Southern speech aired this past weekend on PRI's "This American Life
with Ira Glass".  . . . a
supposedly prominent dialect coach in NYC, one Sam Schwa.  (I'm not making
this up.) >>

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