Date: Sat, 19 Feb 1994 10:30:58 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: [u]/[ju] The native pronunciation in Texas (in the city, not the state) is /yuwst n/. I remember being startled the first time I heard the time-honored sentence in the old ACLS materials for ESL, "Is Euston the next station?", thinking it must be Houston, until I saw it in print. I still don't know where Euston is; must be around Yale-land. Glad to see the January thaw has finally arrived in the Midwest; we had 85 in Tucson this week. Rudy Troike