/or/ distinctions: TOUR

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Fri Apr 14 15:38:48 UTC 2000

One more query along this line: in my pronunciation, TOUR usually has the
vowel of BOOT (sometimes,  in rapid speech, that of GIRL), but I notice
easterners (?) who use the vowel of BOAT or even BOUGHT. What is the
geographical distribution of /tur/ vs. /tor/?

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