Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jul 11 23:59:02 UTC 2002

At 10:28 AM -0700 7/11/02, A. Maberry wrote:
>On Thu, 11 Jul 2002, Anne Gilbert wrote:
>>  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
>Maybe so. For me, "hawk" (the bird) and "hawk" (one's wares) are
>"Hock" as in "hock shop" and "ham hock" are also homophonous, but not with
Ditto on both counts from this New Yorker, but of course we preserve
all our orthographically maintained vowel distinctions, down to the
Mary/merry/marry ones.


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