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

degrees today.

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]