Date: Thu, 17 Feb 1994 23:00:14 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" 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