Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 10:21:04 -0500
From: Thomas Creswell
Subject: Pron. question

Pace Mike Salovesh, my guess about the "cause" of the schwaless
pronunciation of the _-ically_ words is that the driving force is one
that is powerful in all speech--indolence. If saying it in an easier
way, one that involves less energy but still is generally
understandable, that way becomes common Viz "apern" (apron); Wensdy
"Jeetjet?" (Did you eat yet?), etc...

Tom Creswell