Dueling Vowels

I’ve noticed a trend lately wherein a person will reverse the sounds made by long E and short I, such that “fill” is pronounced “fee-ull” and “feel” is pronounced “fill.” Can anyone explain this?  Thanks!

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  1. #1 by Andrew D. on May 26, 2010 - 3:09 PM

    My guess is that it’s the continuation of the trends logged in this Wikipedia page:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_cities_vowel_shift

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