Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Thu Jul 11 17:31:54 UTC 2002

Hey, that makes three morally adequate Northwesterners (Allen Maberry, me,
and now Anne)!  Maybe our region can still be saved!

Peter Mc.

DInIs wrote:

>> Nope! No confusion here in phonology or lexicon. I have (at least)
>> "hawk" (v.) 1. to peddle aggressively, 2. to attend to or watch
>> carefully (as in "ball-hawk" in hoops), and 3. a sport using birds
>> (called "falconry" by the elite).
>> None of these are related to "hock," but it's easy to see how the
>> morally inadequate vowel conflaters among use might see a
>> relationship between the first verb "hawk" and "hock."

And Anne G. replied:
> INteresting.  I've *always* pronounced "hock" and "hawk"(the bird, at
> least) differently.  Maybe other parts of the country are different from
> the Pacific Northwest in this respect?
> Anne G

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at linfield.edu

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