Date: Tue, 22 Feb 1994 15:18:00 EST From: "Dennis.Preston" <22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.BITNET> Subject: Re: Houston Rudy, 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