Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 13:25:12 EDT From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer Subject: Re: Mouse/Mice=House/Hice The vowel I use in "wife's" is a diphthong, similar to but slightly shorter than the sound (which is what I think is meant by your notation a:I) I use in "wise" or "eyes"). (Note that this is what I'm getting by pronouncing the words singly, not as part of normal conversation.) Vicki Rosenzweig vr%acmcr.uucp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] New York, NY