Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Mon Jul 15 16:16:46 UTC 2002

Laurence Horn said:
>>Laurence Horn said:
>>>>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.
>>How are you on hoarse horses?
>OK, OK, I already confessed to dInIs.  No distinction among hoarse
>horses.  Or coarse courses.  Please delete the overenthusiastic "all"

Well, that's what I get for breaking my rule of never responding to
posts before I've plodded through accumulated backlog. In other
words, I didn't see dInIs' post (and the subsequent discussion) until
after I'd posted. Mea culpa.

Alice Faber                                             faber at haskins.yale.edu
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