Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 08:36:48 -0800
From: Peter McGraw pmcgraw[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CALVIN.LINFIELD.EDU
Subject: Re: [fle:g]
I'm glad somebody clarified this. I thought maybe what was meant was
[fle[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]g], with a diphthong that I've heard as a realization of /ae/ in,
e.g., New Jersey. [fle:g], or [flejg], on the other hand, really sounds
outlandish and I'm sure I never heard it. Do those who use it also say
[be:g] 'bag', [ge:g] 'gag', [le:g] 'lag' and [se:g] 'sag'?
On Thu, 7 Dec 1995, Charles F Juengling wrote:
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.