End of ADS-L Digest - 24 Feb 1994 to 25 Feb 1994 ************************************************ There are 17 messages totalling 417 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Texas town names 2. 3. Bilingual reduplication 4. Local pron. of toponyms 5. local locality pronunciations (3) 6. LANGUAGE e-mail (2) 7. Something old, something new (3) 8. ADS-L Digest - 23 Feb 1994 to 24 Feb 1994 9. New List on Teaching History of English 10. Variation in S. Georgia(Waycross) 11. attitude & prescription 12. there's ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 26 Feb 1994 00:22:43 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: Texas town names Toponymists who'velooked at old records tell us that for a time the U.S. Post Office insisted on short names for new post offices, so there are several 3-letter towns in Missouri -- Ink, Rat.... About 60 miles west of St Louis a church was named for some Christian martyrs who were killed in Japan -- The Church of the Holy Martyrs of Japan (or something like that; I could look it up if anyone needs exact info). In the 1940s someone put together apronouncing guide for Missouri towns and listed[jeyp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]n] as the way the locals said the name of their town. DMLance, U of MO