Date: Thu, 11 Aug 1994 17:46:17 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Eye Dialect Do any of you know who first used eye dialect? My wandering thoughts early this morning (the ones that muddled my first posting on the subject because I was thinking about one thing while writing about another) have gotten me interested in the history of literary dialect in general. I guess the history of eye dialect is tricky since, as has been pointed out, the pronunciation of the writer is part of the picture. --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]