Date: Thu, 13 Apr 1995 11:32:14 CDT From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: Neutralized I E Di[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]nis Preston makes a valuable point regarding unstressed vowels in unstressed syllables. Those of us who have the "same" vowels in THEM and HIM differentiate 'em in "Pay 'em" and "Pay 'im" -- so it ain't all phonology. DMLance