Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Wed Dec 12 22:44:30 UTC 2001

This Minnesotan always says "-tis" [Is] too.  On "arthuritis," very
common;  the epenthetic vowel is not just Southern.  How about

At 01:21 PM 12/12/01 -0600, you wrote:
>Growing up in Chicago, IL and Omaha, NE, I heard "-tis" (as well as
>"-teez"), although "-tis" was always my own preferred
>pronunciation.  "Arthur-itis" is new to me, however.
>Jennifer Beckman

Beverly Olson Flanigan         Department of Linguistics
Ohio University                     Athens, OH  45701
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