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Old 06-24-2018, 07:05 AM
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How do you say leg?

It appears in my area of Pennsylvania we say "laig". Curses to short e phonic pages.


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Old 06-24-2018, 07:11 AM
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I say leg just like I say "beg." Now don't ask me to tell you the difference between "pen" and "pin." When I say those two words, they sound the same.
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:31 AM
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Can't tell you how many times when giving spelling tests in 1st grade I had to go back and correct my pronunciation of those short i and e words. I would look at a couple papers and have to go back.

I say it both ways now that I am totally linguistically confused. I had to reteach myself to talk after my first year of college. Went to school about an hour north of where I grew up and people asked me ALL THE TIME where I was from.
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:23 AM
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I’m born and grew up in California, but raised by Midwest parents. I say lay-g.

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Old 06-24-2018, 09:20 AM
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I also say laig. It's the bane of my existence as a 1st grade teacher. The kids also say laig and can't understand how it's a short e word.


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Old 06-24-2018, 02:18 PM
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i have always said lay-g
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Old 06-24-2018, 04:03 PM
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I say milk like silk. I lived in Michigan for 13 years through college and a little while after college and never heard it pronounced melk before. I don’t live far from the Wisconsin border and occasionally work with Wisconsinites in theatre and have never heard any of them say melk either.

I am guessing leg is pronounced laig in the southern states. I am from the Midwest and say leg like beg.
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Old 06-24-2018, 04:16 PM
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But I just tested myself and sometimes it sounds like a cross between leg and laig.
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Old 06-24-2018, 05:51 PM
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Mine sounds more like laig. My accent makes me say a lot of things a little odd. I usually put too many syllables in words.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:06 PM
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I say it like layg with the long a sound in the middle. I honestly feel like I've never heard it actually pronounced with a short e. I always tell my kids it's a "trick word" (not spelled how it sounds) . Midwesterner here.


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Old 06-24-2018, 06:51 PM
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I've lived in the south my whole life. My stepfather and his sisters were from Ohio, and they all pronounced it that way--along with "bacon and aigs." It drove me crazy as a kid, and I could never understand why they didn't realize that they were pronouncing it wrong!

I don't know any southerner that pronounces it that way, except Forrest Gump (magic laigs!). The only people I've ever heard pronounce it that way have been from northern (any state north of TN) or midwestern states.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:58 PM
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I have always said it as "laig" and never gave it a second thought. I don't know in which part of PA you are located, but my parents were both raised in Baltimore. Maybe that is why I say it that way too?

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