Nicholas Bodley wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 07:31:01 -0400, Peter T. Daniels
> <grammatim@...> wrote:
> >
> > That one's easy, because everyone has to learn their state capitals
> > early on.
> >
> > Somewhere on *Curb Your Enthusiasm* Season 2 DVD (I think it's where I
> > saw it, since I don't watch reruns on TV) someone claims to be from
> > Chic[a]go, which proves the actor doesn't know from Chicago, where the
> > name of the city is Chic[O]go.
> I recently learned that "Nevadda" is the pronunciation used by tha state's
> residents.

Long d?

> Some time ago, after living in Colo. Springs for a while, I went back East
> to my family in upstate NY, and they said I was pronouncing "Denver" as
> "Dinver". (Is this part of a/the new Great Vowel Shift?)

Northern Cities Shift.

> Gentle apologies offered for 1. continuing to divert into linguistics and
> 2. for not knowing ASCII IPA.

Nu, learn it!
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...