Date: Fri, 21 Apr 1995 08:37:11 -0500 From: Shana Walton Subject: IG-nert You mean there's another pronunciation?! Aw shucks, I feel so ignernt. We grew up (native of La and Tenn) saying it that way in jest and otherwise. But when I say it it's /IG nernt/ with a vestige of the alveolar nasal before a reduced stop. I'd have to think about it, but that nasal may be voiceless (not uncommon around here for word-final nasals to only be partially voiced). -- Shana Walton Mississippi Oral History Program University of Southern Mississippi swalton[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (601) 266-5606