Date: Wed, 30 Nov 1994 11:26:06 -0500
From: Donald Larmouth LARMOUTD[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GBMS01.UWGB.EDU
Subject: Re: The great California freeway isogloss revisited
S. Mufwene cites "watching the tv". I have a similar form among the "Kentucks"
in northern Wisconsin, but the first syllable of "TEEvee" is stressed (similar
to the stress in "a POlice" (a police officer); thus "we was watchin' the
TEEvee when the storm broke." I'm sure I've heard similar usage in western
Kentucky among my older relatives.