dialect in the comics

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 6 03:54:14 UTC 2010

On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 9:37 PM, Ronald Butters <ronbutters at aol.com> wrote:
> I think the onset is more the vowel of "dead" than "Dade" but it is definitely a diphthong with more of an [I] offglide than a schwa.

That also feels right to me. We'd probably need a machine and Google
Maps to pin down all of the acceptable variants.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"––a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
–Mark Twain

Once we recognize that we do not err out of laziness, stupidity,
or evil intent, we can uncumber ourselves of the impossible burden of
trying to be permanently right. We can take seriously the proposition
that we could be in error, without necessarily deeming ourselves
idiotic or unworthy.
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