Date: Mon, 11 Mar 1996 13:49:43 -0800
From: David Robertson net091[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RISCY.SFCC.CTC.EDU
Subject: Re: drouth etc.
So is this subject related to the process that gives Spokane, WA's
dialect of English the word spelled *height* and pronounced [hait8],
where  represents the sound 'theta'? You'd expect such a phone or
phoneme to be unstable, as I understand articulatory and historical
phonetics. And sure enough, you can find all kinds of weird "th" behavior
in our dialect.
For example, we also have [lEn8] or [len8] for *length* and [sc^rEn8]
or [sc^ren8] for *strength*. ...Pardon the IPA (Improvised Phonetic