Date: Sat, 8 Apr 1995 15:55:00 EDT
From: "Dennis.Preston" 22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Southern Shift?
That was the point of my longish note, Tim. The nucleus of the diphthongal
[Iy] and [Ey] is less peripheral than the corresponding plain [I] and [E]
vowels. Hence the less peripheral vowels fall and the more peripheral ones
raise (and get inglides, by the way). Of course, the traditional
classifications are getting in the way here.
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