Date: Tue, 25 Jun 1996 16:13:53 -0400 From: "David Bergdahl (614) 593-2783" Subject: Re: variation in unstressed vowels RE: /oh/ in Ohio is an area where and like words, which in the east began with a schwa when I lived there 25+ yrs. ago, have /o/ as the in initial syllable, which, incidentally, is stressed. ______________________________________________________ David Bergdahl BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU Associate Professor of English Language and Literature Ohio University / Athens fax: (614) 593-2818 ______________________________________________________