a working progress

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Tue May 16 19:15:01 UTC 2006

>On May 16, 2006, at 1:09 AM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>> How about these two?
>> "... small in statue ..."
There is a southeastern dialect in which  "-ture" is pronounced "tew" (like
yew). I once knew a highly-educated family whose members said, e.g.,
"temperatew" for what  I         would pronounce "temprachur."
Unfortunately I can't remember just where they came from.
 "...Small in statue ..." might in some cases be an example of the same.

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