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Prof. Roly Sussex sussex at LINGUA.ARTS.UQ.EDU.AU
Mon Dec 6 02:11:48 UTC 1999

The following sentence is repeated hundreds of times on the Web
- it purports to give 9 pronunciations of ough:

"A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of
Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."

How many do native American speakers find? I need hough = hock to
make 9 in Australian English. Or lough = loch ...

Roly Sussex
The University of Queensland

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