Date: Mon, 12 Dec 1994 20:59:19 -0600

From: "Timothy C. Frazer" mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU

Subject: Re: Da Bears

One problem with our alphabet, among of course many others, is that we

don't have a symbol for schwa. When the guys on Sat. nite Live. would

say "DAH Bears," that was of course a spelling pronunciation. "Duh"

might be demeaning but of course is more accurate, phonetically.

Of course, I think the 'd' is actually dental, not an alveolar stop, so

thats another distortion caused by this strange dialect spelling.

I'm doing this cause I have a set of exams in the other room I don't want

to grade.