summer project-DARE pairs
Aaron E. Drews
aaron at LING.ED.AC.UK
Tue Jun 27 16:34:52 UTC 2000
On Tue, 27 Jun 2000 Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM wrote:
}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
Perhaps that should read :
>>>of the /ai/ pronunciation of "either" <<<
Aaron E. Drews The University of Edinburgh
aaron at ling.ed.ac.uk Departments of English Language and
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