Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 11:49:21 -0400
From: Larry Horn
Subject: Re: nativisms

At 5:22 PM -0400 5/13/98, Beverly Flanigan (or someone she was quoting?) wrote:
>>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
Upstate New Yorkers go nativist with a vengeance. The Chili that's a
suburb of Rochester is [CHAI lai], as in "jai alai"