William Salmon william.salmon at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 10 14:18:05 UTC 2008

> I've only heard "Jag-wire" my entire life. Born in Colorado, raised >in Wash=
> ington state, now back in Colorado. Mother from Alabama, Father from >Indian=

'jag-wire' is very common in Texas too, at least central and south. It's
also pretty common to hear with final schwa, something like 'jag-whir',
with heavy stress on the first syllable and the second almost as an


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