Date: Thu, 11 Aug 1994 18:11:15 -0500


Subject: Re: P.S. re Eye Dialect

On Thu, 11 Aug 1994, Natalie Maynor wrote:

(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]

Sorry, natalie. I posted my other thing before I saw this.