Date: Tue, 13 Dec 1994 09:22:48 -0600
From: Katherine Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BGA.COM
Subject: Re: Da Bears
At 8:59 PM 12/12/94 -0600, Timothy C. Frazer wrote:
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.
I may be misunderstanding what you're saying here, but there are parts of
Chicago where "the" (or "dah") takes a much flatter sound than you'd get
in, say, Duh Bronx. I think the Saturday Night Live people got it right,
and "dah" would be the best spelling.
Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]bga.com