Date: Mon, 12 Dec 1994 20:59:19 -0600 From: "Timothy C. Frazer" Subject: Re: Da Bears One problem with our alphabet, among of course many others, is that we don't have a symbol for schwa. When the guys on Sat. nite Live. would say "DAH Bears," that was of course a spelling pronunciation. "Duh" might be demeaning but of course is more accurate, phonetically. Of course, I think the 'd' is actually dental, not an alveolar stop, so thats another distortion caused by this strange dialect spelling. I'm doing this cause I have a set of exams in the other room I don't want to grade. Tim