Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1993 10:31:38 EST From: "Beverly S. Hartford" Subject: Re: th/dh Rudy: Those of us who are REALLY northeasterners (e.g. north of Vermont) don't think of New Yorkers as such. You'll be happy to know that I at least keep the vl/vd contrast in your example, but then I've been contaminated by living in the southwest and midwest. However, I have not noticed it changing in southern Maine, at least, where there would be minimal immigrant substratum effect. Bev Hartford