Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 08:42:35 -0800 From: Dan Moonhawk Alford Subject: Re: supervisor/coupon As long as we're talking sociolinguistic judgements, my wife refers to the lect that would use /ju/ in all the words of the last sentence below by the technical linguistics phrase "poker-up-the-ass English" -- thus showing that sociolinguistic judgements are not ALWAYS against just lower-class dialects. On Wed, 8 Nov 1995, Peter McGraw wrote: > I think Bruce has hit the nail on the head about the sociolinguistic > aspect of /u/ vs. /ju/. ... I defy anyone to > use /ju/ in all applicable words in the sentence "I assume there was no > news of the supervisor this noon" without laughing.