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Jeff Jones scripsit:

> Really? I always thought that the "raised" form was older: [i:] > [@i] >
> [ai].

Yes, you are probably right and I'm shooting from the hip.  I've always
assumed that "Canadian" (Scots, Pennsylvania) ai-raising was an innovation,
but maybe it's a survival.

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