Reba tries to say "ice"

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Reba tries to say 'chewing ice' in this clip, but because of her Southern dialect (which features aɪ-monopthongization even before voiceless consonants) it comes out as something closer to 'chewing ass'. We briefly came across examples of aɪ-monophthongization in class in the context of Bill Clinton's outburst.

Posted by Isaac Gray on February 27, 2018

Southern English;
ai monophthongization

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