Date: Tue, 5 Dec 1995 09:45:08 -0700

From: Laurie M Bowman bowman[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]U.ARIZONA.EDU

Subject: Re: Familiar

On Mon, 4 Dec 1995, Kevin A. wrote:

I've brought this up in my class w/Jim Stalker at MSU and didn't seem to get

anyone to agree with me so I'll ask ADS. I have been hearing for some time

now the word familiar pronounced Framiler or more Framilyer. Has anyone esle

heard this. The reason I bring it up is that I've just heard it again today

in two seperate speakers. Both seemed to be around 30 or so if that means


Just curious.


I'm "framilyer" with this phenomenon in the southern Illinois area.

Laurie Bowman

Dept. of Linguistics

University of Arizona, Tucson