Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Thu Nov 1 18:26:14 UTC 2001

Yeah, but I was replying to Larry's note appended to yours!

At 06:54 PM 10/31/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Whatcha mean "No."? That's what I said. Southerners say ICE cream
>(like all the other items in my list).
>>No, Northerners (like us Minnesotans) usually say ice-CREAM, except in the
>>rhyme "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream."  BTW, my
>>diphthongs would all be centralized (or "Canadianized," if you prefer)--to
>>/wedge y/--in the stressed pronoun and 'ice'.
>>At 02:28 PM 10/31/01 +0800, you wrote:
>>>At 1:51 PM -0500 10/31/01, Dennis R. Preston wrote:
>>>>Many of us Southerners eschew fancy-pants Romance stress rules and go
>>>>for a root (or even misunderstood as root) earlier syllable. I bet
>>>>them good ol- CON-tract speakers are also
>>>>and even
>>>Isn't everyone (at least in this country) an ICE-cream speaker?  To
>>>join CE-ment and UM-brella, you could trade in your ICE-cream for
>Dennis R. Preston
>Department of Linguistics and Languages
>Michigan State University
>East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
>preston at
>Office: (517)353-0740
>Fax: (517)432-2736

Beverly Olson Flanigan         Department of Linguistics
Ohio University                     Athens, OH  45701
Ph.: (740) 593-4568              Fax: (740) 593-2967

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