Date: Tue, 22 Feb 1994 15:18:00 EST

From: "Dennis.Preston" 22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.BITNET

Subject: Re: Houston


Your 'long drift' includes even forms in OE before nasals - e.g., OE 'hna:l'

now NE 'nail.'

I am no /h/ dropper before /y/, but I am a fisherman. Imagine my surprise on

moving to Ann Arbor and asking where local people fished being told 'In the

urine.' (Turned out, of course, to be 'In the Huron' (River)).Didn 't sound

like a very tasty fish fry at first.

Dennis Preston