Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 08:36:48 -0800


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'?

Peter McGraw

Linfield College

McMinnville, OR

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.