Date: Sat, 8 Apr 1995 09:34:00 EDT
From: "Dennis.Preston" 22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Southern Shuft
Wayne Glowka's more detailed (rather than rough rhyming word) pronunciations
are not unique to Georgia. They show exactly the raising and lowering common
to the Southern Shift everywhere. Sorry if I overstated by using the more
simplified rough rhyming versions.
When, for example, Wayne notes that a word like BID goes to [bi[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]d] (where [AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] =
schwa), the additional schwa does not indicate lowering. It is the vowel onset
which is higher. Similar reasoning applies in each case.
22709mgr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]msu.edu
preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]pilot.msu.edu