A. Maberry maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Wed Apr 19 14:49:46 UTC 2000

On Wed, 19 Apr 2000, Natalie Maynor wrote:
> Fwiw, I don't have the cot/caught merger but, as well as I can judge
> (which I realize is difficult with one's own speech), I always use
> [kw] in quarter or quart.  I've tried saying things like "it's a quarter
> of nine" as rapidly as I can, and in all cases I've at least *thought*
> that the [w] was there.  I find that my tongue rebels when I try to
> leave out the [w].
>    --Natalie Maynor (maynor at ra.msstate.edu)

Same for me, no cot/caught merger, always [kw] in quarter or quart.

maberry at u.washington.edu

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