Date: Thu, 11 Aug 1994 08:17:07 -0500
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: P.S. re Eye Dialect
(This p.s. may be posted before my original, which I haven't seen
distributed yet.) I was just thinking back on what I wrote a few
minutes ago (or what I think I wrote -- I never save copies) and am
pretty sure I worded things in a weird way -- often the case in my
e-mail. I think I said something like "I consider 'whut' and 'wuz'
eye dialect even though they represent ordinary pronunciation" when
what I really meant was "because they represent ordinary pronunciation."
There's a reason I wrote what I did, but I won't bore you with the
interesting (to me only) wandering of my thoughts at the time. I was
developing a new theory -- but it crashed.
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)