Date: Thu, 17 Feb 1994 01:06:11 -0700
From: Rudy Troike RTROIKE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ARIZVMS.BITNET
Subject: Re: [u]/[ju]
Everyone will first tell you to check PEAS first, or you might look
for a quick-shot at the McDavid supplement to Nelson Francis' grammar (the
summary charts actually prepared by E. Bagby Atwood, though uncredited).
I'm a /yuw/ speaker (I don't like them furrin IPA symbols), but have been
amused at newscasters who get things mixed up and report the /nyuwn nuwz/.
I thought that was a hypercorrection, but have found some of my east-coast
students who have this (to me) reversal as a norm.