Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 08:34:41 EST From: Dfcoye Subject: Re: Almost about dialect Here in NJ there are some female squeeking students, but by no means anywhere near a majority. More noticeable is a female tendency to raise the vowel /ei/ as in fate so it's getting quite close to /i/ as in feet. Is this just NJ or are others hearing this too? Dale Coye The College of NJ