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Thomas Jollans <tjol at tjol.eu>:

> On 2017-09-13 16:47, Rick Johnson wrote:
>> leam hall wrote:
> enter? not inter?

Maybe a third of Americans make no distinction between -e- and -i- in
front of a nasal sound:

  <URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonological_history_of_English_h

Most of my coworkers in Southern California pronounced "pin" and "pen"
identically even though the map doesn't reveal that. Same with "Linux"
and "Lennox", and "hymn" and "hem".