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A. Maberry maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Mon Dec 6 02:23:08 UTC 1999

I get 7. For me, the ough in through = the ough in "slough" and the ough
in "thought" = the the ough in "coughed". I would probably write hiccuped
not hiccoughed.

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On Mon, 6 Dec 1999, Prof. Roly Sussex wrote:

> 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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