[NAFEX] Stacey v. Staceyville

Lucky Pittman lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Fri Apr 6 12:46:18 EDT 2007


You say to-may-to, I say to-mah-to.

At 11:26 AM 4/6/2007, you wrote:
> > >  I always said 'Nah (rhymes w/ 'yeah')-fecks

Wait a minute, Jerry,
You're saying 'Nah' rhymes with 'yeah'???  You mean, like, in, "Yah, 
you betcha!?"
Well, you ARE in MN!!!

Down here, 'yeah' would be pronounced  as a two-syllable word, 'yay-uh'. LOL.
As opposed to 'yea' which is prounounced 'yay'(or, sometimes drawn 
out into yayee - almost two syllables).

I pronounce it, Naf'-ex.
'Course, it might depend upon whether a person pronounced 'American' as:
A(long vowel sound)-merican,
Am(short vowel sound)-erican, or
Uh-mer'can(the way Earl Pitts says it!)(though I would never say Nuf-ex)

Ah, the joys of dialectical divergence!

Lucky







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