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Re: Pro's & Kin's

Richard Chonak noted:
>I get it: they replace the unaccented schwa with a short-i vowel.
>It's too bad: the schwa just doesn't get the respect it deserves.
>How boo-schwa of them.

Just this morning, I noticed that the voice of a very old and very tired Chinese Restaurant spot says "the FAY-miss Kowloon Restaurant"

"Schwa - the Rodney Dangerfield of Vowels."

"Pat, I'd like to buy a Schwa."