There’s a lot to the Pa dialect. We live in Western Pa and there are a lot of regional things here. But what confounds me is most of these speech problems are with the millennial and younger females. They cannot pronounce the letter L at the end of words. Tunnel is tunno, vehicle is vehico, professional is professiono, and so on. Then of course there’s the letter T, again by millennials and younger. Mountain is mowin, butter is bu-er. Then finally we have Pittsburgh-ese. They use the word Yinze for you are or are you ( yinze going to the Stiller game—-yes Stiller is Steeler), dahnton for downtown, hawse for house. But I do have a question: I’ve heard a couple of hosts or OAP’s pronounce important as impordant. Is that a southern thing? My acquaintances from Texas and Arkansas pronounce the word that way, and I think Jane does too.
These speech deficiencies on Q drive me crazy. I still think it’s laziness rather than a speech impediment. Amy is the worst, and one reason I can’t watch her. Another is Stacy who’s shrill voice Kardashian twang makes her impossible to watch.