Route: spelling and pronunciation [and IPA vs. Orthographic respellings]

Thomas Paikeday t.paikeday at SYMPATICO.CA
Wed Jul 3 08:46:27 UTC 2002

Does this have anything to do with civilization? I have always made the
distinction. But I don't think I am more civilized than those who don't.
When I said "normal," I was thinking of what I hear around me which is
getting more complicated because by the latest count there are more
immigrants like me than natives in the Toronto area. Sorry about the
confusion. I guess we are all more or less normal.


Mark A Mandel wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Jul 2002, Dennis R. Preston wrote:
> #>Well, the long answer below, which admits that "cot" and "caught"
> #>are only rarely distinguished, speaks for itself. All civilized
> #>speakers make the distinction.
> I hope you're talking about Tom's text, not mine!
> -- Mark M.

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