"San Antone" antedating

William Salmon william.salmon at YALE.EDU
Sun Mar 4 01:25:35 UTC 2007

> Black Texans, e.g. the mother of your humble correspodent, when
> speaking formally, say "San Antonia" [saen at n tounj@].

White Texans pronounce it this way too--at least old white Texans. My
grandmother, who is 92 this year, and who is from south Texas, says

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