Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 00:49:53 -0600
From: Charles F Juengling juen0001[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GOLD.TC.UMN.EDU
Subject: Re: [fle:g]
Since I was the first to mention this pronunciation, I guess I should
explain, altho the following note was to Tim. When I write [fle:g], I
mean what you write as /fleyg/, altho I'm not sure it's really a
diphthong, as your spelling might indicate (probably depends on the
speaker-- perhaps those who say MinnesO:ta also have no diphthong in
`flag'). What is definitely out is [flEg]. I've never heard that.
Fritz-- writing from the sunny Twin Cities, where the mercury hit 20
On Wed, 6 Dec 1995, Rudy Troike wrote:
Howdy from the warm sunny Southwest, where the temp is around 80:
in writing [fle:g], are you indicating what I would write /fleyg/ (rhyming
with plague ) or /flEg/? I always say /flaeg/, but my Southern friends
and relatives say /flaeyg/. /flEg/ (or [flE:g])would sound very Yankee to me.
--Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu)