Date: Mon, 23 Jan 1995 14:19:39 EST From: Vicki Rosenzweig Subject: Re: TV and dialect This New Yorker has (as far as I can remember) always pronounced tour to rhyme with lore rather than lure (in my speech, the difference is that there's a glide after the l in lure; the vowels sound the same to me). I'm 31, born and raised in Queens County; my mother immigrated to New York (from Germany, via France) as a girl, and my father was raised in the Bronx. Vicki Rosenzweig vr%acmcr.uucp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] New York, NY