New Britain, Connecticut

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 26 19:51:39 UTC 2001

AAllan at AOL.COM said:
>I got a phone message from a reporter inquiring about the dialect of New
>Britain, Connecticut. Any experts I can refer him to? Any comments? Thanks -

Did it have to do with the pronunciation of the city name? It's very common
in Connecticut to express scorn for the pronunciation with [?] for /t/
(even though this pronunciation is unbiquitous).

I know just enough about CT dialect stuff to know that I don't know enough
to be an open-ended expert.

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