isoglosses for hw/w

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 30 20:41:34 UTC 2008

David Bowie wrote:

"... never to finish ..."

Beautiful, Dave! Nos prescriptivistae morituri salutamus!


On 1/30/08, David Bowie <db.list at> wrote:
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> > Maybe not actual lies--we just understand variability better anymore.
> True dat--but my line is more attention getting. :-)
> > Still, Central Illinois & Upstate New York were prolly more
> > influential on Utah (in non-AAVE) than was, say, Georgia, right?...
> Also true. In fact, i presented a paper at a conference a few years ago
> (and then proceeded never to finish writing it up) that presented good
> demographic *and* linguistic evidence for that. I'm gonna have to go
> find my data and whip it into shape, once i get time.
> So, like, you know, sometime next century.
> <snip>
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