Date: Mon, 17 Jul 1995 07:16:55 -0500
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: oj trial
P.S. Perhaps for Natalie. Usually when I reply to a posting from the
list (using either pine or elm--why are mail programs named after
trees?), the reply goes to the list. In replying to Sali's posting,
however, the reply goes first to him and then to ADS-L as a cc. Any
explanations out there?
Replies to Sali's postings go to him because for some reason he has set
the 'reply-to' line that way. The list setting is 'reply-to=list,respect'
-- which tells listserv to send replies to the list but to respect special
requests like Sali's.
Sorry to be late in replying. I've been out of town and didn't manage to
stay even close to on top of all list mail even though I was checking my
personal e-mail from time to time.
Re the topic of "sounding black" (which I'm sure there's more list mail
ahead on -- "ahead on" sounds weird): it has been my experience as both
non-linguist (pre-linguist?) and linguist that yankees tend not to be able
to distinguish between black and white Southern speech while most Southerners
can (usually -- there are of course exceptions). I haven't followed the OJ
trial at all and know nothing about this witness or anything else related
to the trial, but I would say that the "sounding black" isn't universal
enough (as in not all blacks "sound black," some whites might "sound black,"
not all listeners are able to judge) or definite enough to be useful in a
There are published results of various tape tests, btw, which I'm sure
people have mentioned by now.
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)