Date: Fri, 10 Mar 1995 15:48:06 -0500 From: Stewart Mason Subject: Re: suite /sut/ My parents consistently say "/sut/." Both were born in a lower-middle-class section of San Angelo, Texas, in the 1930s, and both have college degrees. Having been raised in the suburbs of Boulder, Colorado, I have heard and said "/swit/" for most of my life. However, here in eastern New Mexico and west Texas, the only pronunciation of this word in any context (except, as someone has pointed out, the musical) is "/sut/." Stewart Allensworth Mason Student Academic Services Eastern New Mexico University ========================= "I'm not above cliches tonight . . ." --The Loud Family ========================= Stewart Allensworth Mason PO Box 4056 Portales NM 88130