Philip E. Cleary pcleary at WANS.NET
Mon Dec 3 23:10:43 UTC 2001

<A semi-related question: does anybody know anything about the
pronunciation of "defendant" with fully-realized ash (rather than schwa)
in the last syllable? I get the impression it's a Northeast (NYC?)
lawyer/police-speak feature>

You will hear some Massachusetts lawyers saying it that way.

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