summer project-DARE pairs

Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Tue Jun 27 15:52:01 UTC 2000

Dale Coye writes:

When I do something similar with my students (who are 99% New Jerseyans) I
ask them to chose someone from their own generation, parents generation, and
grandparents-- all native New Jerseyans.    Changes are evident in some words
(the increasing use of 'try and' vs. 'try to',  of the /ai/ pronunciation of
either at the expense of /i:/ are particularly dramatic.

Would you clarify that last one? I have a hard time accepting "try" as
homophonous with "tree".

-- Mark A. Mandel

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