Rick Mc Callister rmccalli at sunmuw1.MUW.Edu
Fri Aug 20 18:01:30 UTC 1999

	You occasionally hear that in Latin America. My wife refers to that
phenomenon as "n~on~eo, n~on~ear" [from n~o "oink", I suppose] and
associates it with airheads


>  In Spanish Castilian, e.g., I often hear
>people insert very short vowels in consonant clusters, but they all deny doing
>so, because of the written image they learned at school. E.g. I recently heard
>'equilipse' for 'eclipse'.

Rick Mc Callister
Mississippi University for Women
Columbus MS 39701

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