End of ADS-L Digest - 9 Aug 1994 to 10 Aug 1994 *********************************************** There are 15 messages totalling 352 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. eye dialect 2. Your male and female type cats (2) 3. Of Cats and Eye Dialect (4) 4. P.S. re Eye Dialect (2) 5. sketching linguistic rules 6. your male type cats (2) 7. you 8. Eye Dialect (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 10 Aug 1994 23:59:09 EDT From: David Carlson Subject: Re: eye dialect I never have considered "whut" for "what" or "wuz" for "was" or "offis" for "office" as eye-dialect. They indicate to me that the speaker was not well educated and would not be likely to spell them correctly. I've long thought that eye-dialect was essentially a visual thing as in some hymns where "Lord" has "word" as an eye rhyme. Davidhwaet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]aol.com David Carlson 34 Spaulding St. Amherst MA 01002