the curious phonology of wisconsin

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 3 15:35:06 UTC 2004

At 1:19 AM -0500 12/3/04, Douglas G. Wilson wrote:
>An addendum: I've heard several times here in Pittsburgh the pronunciation
>/wEs kan s at n/, which I don't recall hearing elsewhere. Is it modeled on (a
>closer state's name) /wEs(t) v at r dZIn j@/?
Or is it analyzed as an eponym for the famous horror movie director
Wes Conson?  Isn't he the guy who made "Nightmare on Elm Street",
"Scream", and such?   Oh, that was Wes Craven.  Never mind.


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