/or/ distinctions and more

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Thu Apr 13 13:06:30 UTC 2000

Dang. Ain't y'all payin' attention!? At least three.


 >On Thu, 13 Apr 2000, Natalie Maynor wrote:
>>> Earlier somoene suggested that I am the last living speaker who
>>> distinguishes horse - hoarse. I also distinguish cot - caught etc.
>>The cot/caught distinction is alive and well in Mississippi, but
>>there are few horse/hoarse distinguishers.  (That's my unscientific
>>observation -- no real research.  I think it's a pretty accurate
>>observation, though, based on both what my ears tell me and on
>>discussions of these matters with students.)
>>On a phonologically different subject but on the relic thread, I'm
>>beginning to wonder if I might end up as the last living which/witch
>Nope. There are two of us.

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