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.