FW: hawk/hock

Gordon, Matthew J. GordonMJ at MISSOURI.EDU
Thu Jul 11 21:30:23 UTC 2002

Labov's TELSUR project found noone in the NW who had a consistent distinction between the low back vowels. The general pattern is as expected of waves of the future: younger speakers merge while older speakers are variable.
A summary map can be found at: http://www.ling.upenn.edu/phono_atlas/maps/Map1L.html

> > 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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