Date: Thu, 11 Aug 1994 08:17:07 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor 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]