Nebraskans/Standard English

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Fri Jan 18 20:59:22 UTC 2002

My colleague, who's from Spokane, Washington and is 61 years old, has the
complete merger, including Dawn=Don.  (And he hasn't picked it up here in
SE Ohio.)

At 03:45 PM 1/18/02 -0500, you wrote:
>You've spent time in peculiar places then. It's very general
>everywhere west of of the Mississippi (expect in the southwest and
>the peculiar LA and SF metro areas). See the latest TELSUR maps from
>>Huh?  It's not general in any part of the West that I've spent any time in.
>>Peter Mc.
>>--On Friday, January 18, 2002 2:25 PM -0500 Beverly Flanigan
>><flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU> wrote:
>>>And, since the 'cot/caught' merger is general throughout the North Midland
>>>and all through the West, it too has become part of the "best"/"standard"
>>>variety, except, I suppose, for the Eastern/New England diehards in these
>>                               Peter A. McGraw
>>                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
>>                            pmcgraw at

Beverly Olson Flanigan         Department of Linguistics
Ohio University                     Athens, OH  45701
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