dialect of Elena Kagan

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 13 01:38:27 UTC 2010

Tom, I completely agree with your first point. But have you considered
the possibility that the limiting factor is your experience and not
Kagan's accent?


On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 9:28 PM, Tom Zurinskas <truespel at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Knowing Elena is from NYC and then saying you hear the dialect isn't quite =
> as powerful as not knowing beforehand. =20
> =20
> I listened again and find nothing in my experience I can pin point to locat=
> e Elena at NYC.  A unique pronunciation of hers is for "dean" and "mean" to=
>  be two syllable words=2C ~dee'en DEE-en and ~mee'en MEE-en.  I haven't hea=
> rd that one before.
> Tom Zurinskas=2C USA - CT20=2C TN3=2C NJ33=2C FL7+=20
> see truespel.com phonetic spelling

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