Heard on local NE PA news

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 26 03:05:21 UTC 2010

At 9:25 PM -0500 1/25/10, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
>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:
>--Ben Zimmer

and even earlier:

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