Date: Fri, 13 Sep 1996 09:56:39 -0500
From: Mark Mandel Mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]DRAGONSYS.COM
A lot of Americans have merged #hy into #y, following the same path as
#hw - #w. In the 70s I did my graduate work (with students from all
over) at Berkeley, where there is a long tradition of work with American
Indian languages, and the homophony for many of "human languages"
with "Yuman languages" was a standing joke.
Taking Houston from another angle, I grew up in NYC, where one way
to tell the locals from the out-of-towners is that only the latter speak of
/haw'st[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]n/ Street ("house"-ton)
/hyuw'st[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]n/ Street.
Mark A. Mandel : mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]dragonsys.com
Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200
320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02160, USA : http://www.dragonsys.com/