Date: Mon, 30 Jan 1995 18:58:22 -0500

From: "Cathy C. Bodin" cbodin[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSMARY.EDU

Subject: Re: /buku/

Dear Peter,

/buku/ is definitely not Cajun English; I have never heard it from

a French speaker of any social dialect but instead from Anglos (such as

people of Cajun extraction who speak English) or transplants who move to

the fringe of the dialect area, (e.g., my aunt in Texas). Cajuns speak

English mostly fluently; look for non-fluent speakers in the 65-and-over

age group. Good luck finding them. --- Cathy Bodin.