Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 17:22:35 -0400
From: Beverly Flanigan
Subject: nativisms

>And then there's Peru, IN [pe ru], stress on first syllable; Chile, IN
>[chai li]; Brazil, IN [brae z[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]l], stress on first; Cairo, IL [ke ro];
>Milan, MN [mai l[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]n], stress on first; Bellefontaine, OH, semi-calqued to
>>>Shifting the topic 180 degrees, going the opposite direction on a parallel
>>>track from the one we've been on:
>>>The little town of Vienna, Missouri, is still prounounced [vai-En[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]] or
>>>[vai-in[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]] or [vai-ini] by old-timers, so I've been told. And I've heard
>>>the first one myself. Gloss: [AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] = schwa, the rest in somewhat standard IPA.
>>>A side note: I grew up hearing neighbors talk of the canned little sausages
>>>as vie-eena sassidges. Are Americanizations inherently better or more
>>>euphonious. Depends on who's passing judgment.