[Ads-l] Can't figger why

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 23 13:15:10 UTC 2016

Lately I've heard the word "figure" pronounced as ~figer instead of ~figyer.  Can't figger out why.

Also I've heard for "either" ~iether (eye-ther) many times instead of ~eether.  My 11-year old grandson said ~iether yesterday.  It's always been ~eether for me.  Any data on the frequency of pronunciation on that?  Bert Vaux's data doe not address it.

Tom Zurinskas,
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