Peter Trudgill peter.trudgill at UNIFR.CH
Tue Sep 9 21:55:48 UTC 2003

Can anyone tell me why there is a place in Central Illinois with the
highly improbable spelling of BENLD? The spelling seems even more
improbable when one discovers that the pronuncation of this
place-name is:          b'nEld
Peter Trudgill
Professor of English Linguistics
Fribourg University
Av. de l'Europe 20
1700 Fribourg

Telephone (UK):
01603 618036

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