dialect of Elena Kagan

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Thu May 13 00:28:15 UTC 2010

On 5/12/10 12:02 AM, Automatic digest processor wrote:
> Date:    Wed, 12 May 2010 00:54:12 +0000
> From:    Tom Zurinskas<truespel at HOTMAIL.COM>
> Subject: dialect of Elena Kagan
> Elena Kagan.  I can't hear West side NYC at all.  Pretty standard USA accent.  Not an "awe dropper".
> http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/05/11/meet-elena-kagan?utm_source=email54&utm_medium=image&utm_campaign=court

I'm not a phonologist, I have a tin ear and yet it sounds NYC even to
me. You need to listen to all the vowels and the consonants.

---Amy West

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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