Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 00:49:53 -0600 From: Charles F Juengling 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: > Tim, > 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 ) 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 > > --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >