Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Fri Jul 12 12:36:13 UTC 2002

ahahahahahahah, larry, how bout horse-hoarse?


>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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