Date: Thu, 17 Feb 1994 23:00:14 CST
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.BITNET
Subject: Re: [u]/[ju]
Seems to me that the explanation of [nyun nyuz] is that this is an "new"
development and not hypercorrection -- response to Rudy Troike's comment.
That is, /u/, including this item in words that earlier had /yu/, is
developing an on-glide. The fact that the nyoon nyoos is on TV, whose
pronunciation "experts" think the correct pronunciation is [nyuz], makes
it SEEM that hypercorrection is at work. DMLance