End of ADS-L Digest - 14 Mar 1994 to 15 Mar 1994 ************************************************ There are 21 messages totalling 499 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Obliberate 2. French linguistic legislation (7) 3. A New Genitive Relative Pronoun? (5) 4. Conscious Learning of Accent (3) 5. Sports vocabulary and the French lexicon 6. French linguistic legislation chauvinism 7. French Linguistic Legislation & Claude Hagege 8. French Linguistic Legislation 9. la belle France ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 15 Mar 1994 22:01:56 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Obliberate All you fellow Southern regional language specialists out there: Have any of you heard the pronunciation "obliberate" for ? I know of 2 East Texans who quite independently have used this form, suggest- ing that there is some common undercurrent from which it must have been derived. It must be more than accident. The word is a rare one in ordinary conversation, so it is not too likely to be encountered very often in whatever pronunciation. Thanks, --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu)