Date: Wed, 30 Nov 1994 11:26:06 -0500 From: Donald Larmouth 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.