pulliam at IIT.EDU
Fri Nov 2 18:11:41 UTC 2001
I think the NCV shift moves /ae/->/E/, so that "bat" sounds more like "bet."
>Could the questions here be related to the so-called 'Northern Cities vowel
>shift'? I gather the NCVW moves the cat vowel (ae) into the territory of the
>(a) as in 'father' vowel.
>>At 10:37 AM -0600 11/2/01, Donald M. Lance wrote:
>>>James Smith wrote:
>>>> I've never heard it pronounced as Holloween. Where is
>>>> this being heard?
>>>All over every voice medium I've heard -- local and national.
>>Right, but it should be noted that it's often a bit tricky to tell,
>>given the fact that the first syllable doesn't get primary stress.
>>It's easier to tell with All Hallows/Hollows.
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