Date: Mon, 8 Aug 1994 22:39:18 -0500 From: mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU Subject: Re: eye dialect Question: When you encounter "what" in a text spelled "whut"-- is that eye dialect or does that have some sort of phonetic reality? To me the "u" simply represents a schwa and hence its eye dialect. But is that just my perspective? Tim Frazer