I recently encounter someone who said pen exactly as I would say pin. I looked in my dictionary only to find these pronunciations:
No crossover was listed or alternative options presented.
I have heard of people doing this before but I was surprised at how exact it was. It wasn't said similar to "pin"; it was said exactly like "pin".
Is there a specific region or dialect where this is common? Are there other instances of
e being replaced by
i or is it just this one word?