End of ADS-L Digest - 20 Feb 1994 to 21 Feb 1994 ************************************************ There are 7 messages totalling 122 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. [u]/[ju]/[au] in Houston 2. second thoughts (3) 3. Addendum to second thoughts (2) 4. Houston ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 22 Feb 1994 01:26:59 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: [u]/[ju]/[au] in Houston Texas County is the largest county in Missouri, and Houston is its county seat. It's in the middle of the Ozarks Plateau, so the older locals would be likely to say [hjust n] and the younger ones perhaps [just n]. In all the discussion of 'Houston' we should keep spelling pronunciation in mind. Texas County was organized in 1845, the year Texas became a state. Dallas County, Missouri, was organized in 1844, but I'm not sure whether it was named for the Texas city. Texas Co and Houston were named to honor the new state. Moses Austin, one of the earliest settlers of Texas, was living in Missouri when he got his land grant. DMLance