Date: Wed, 23 Feb 1994 18:42:00 EST From: "Dennis.Preston" <22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.BITNET> Subject: Re: [u]/[ju] in Houston Buena Vista, IN (bet you can't find it on a map) is also pronounced [byuna vIsta] (read schwa for a) and comes with a folk etymological narrative. It is said that the local priest (who, of course, knew Latin) gave the community this Latin name for 'pleasant view.' The Mexican-American War naming fetish apparently left no folk memory (even though there is a Saltilloville-you can guess the pronunciation) not far away. Dennis Preston