Northern Cities /aI/

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 20 01:29:52 UTC 2006

I was listening to call-in radio on my way home this evening. A caller
from Buffalo (oh, you should have heard the vowel in the first syllable
of Calgary!) pronounced "time" with an onset that I don't remember
having noticed before. It was fronted and raised to the extent that I at
first thought he'd said "tame", until the context rescued me. Am I just
behind the curve noticing this?
Alice Faber                                     faber at
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