Date: Tue, 13 Dec 1994 09:51:20 -0600

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

Subject: Re: Da Bears

On Tue, 13 Dec 1994, Katherine Catmull wrote:

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]

That;s an interesting bit of news. I haven't lived in Chicago much so

didn't get to hear it. Thanks.

By "flatter" sound did you mean like with the tongue raised and tensed,

like toward barred [I]? I would describe the low central [a] as "open"

rather than flat.