Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Jan 14 19:35:33 UTC 2013

At 1/14/2013 12:52 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>Then there are place names like "Colorado" and "Nevada", where
>locals are more likely to domesticate the stressed vowel to ash than
>easterners are.

What is "ash", in a word or words that don't admit of more then one
pronunciation?   (To me, apparently like the other old New Englanders
like Larry -- although I would add "well educated New Yorkers like
myself" -- "Colorado" is "ah".)  But apparently it's something else to others.)


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