Heard on local NE PA news

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Jan 26 02:25:54 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 8:41 PM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:
> footnote: a fair number of speakers say that a /krik/ is bigger than
> a /krIk/.  nice sound symbolism.

Ah, like the old /veys/ vs. /vaz/ distinction reported (often
jokingly) for "vase". Discussed here in 2005:


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