Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Jul 11 18:21:39 UTC 2002

I didn't know the two COULD be distinguished, and I was born in
Auburn and grew up in Kent and Seattle.

I get my pronunciation from my mother who probably got it from her
mother who was born in West Seattle. I was born just a little ways
away in Auburn and my mother in Seattle. (My grandfather was born in

Benjamin Barrett
Tukwila, WA
Gambling, gamboling and more at the Riverside Inn in Tukwila!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society
> [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of Anne Gilbert
> 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

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