Date: Thu, 11 Aug 1994 18:10:12 -0500 From: mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU Subject: Re: Of Cats and Eye Dialect On Thu, 11 Aug 1994, Natalie Maynor wrote: > > Re eye dialect: I do consider spellings like "whut" and "wuz" eye dialect, > even though they're artificial in that the spelling doesn't really represent > (to me) a different pronunciation. To me, that's a definition of eye dialect, and I think thats what it is in the Bowdre and Ives essays, which I'm too indolent (today, anyway) to look up even tough they sit about 4 feet from where i am writing. Tim