Ellen Johnson ejohnson at BERRY.EDU
Thu Dec 13 16:49:44 UTC 2001

dInIs wrote:
> the [I]-like ones also extended beyond
southern areas<

I've lived in Southern areas most of my life and the /day@'bi,diz/ pron.
is what I would consider normal.  yes, there is a secondary stress on
the last syllable to support that vowel.  I think I would consider a
/-dIs/ pron. to be new/fancy/from somewhere else.


Ellen Johnson
Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Dept. of English, Rhetoric, and Writing
Berry College, Box 350
Mt. Berry, GA 30149
ejohnson at berry.edu

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