cunning, hawk-hock, pop-soda, etc

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jul 19 17:51:04 UTC 2002

At 12:00 PM -0400 7/19/02, Alice Faber wrote:
>  As part of her study that I referred to
>earlier in this thread, Marianna Di Paolo collected a whole bunch of
>/a/-/ao/ minimal pair data (cot-caught, hock-hawk, wok-walk,
>tock-talk [her subjects weren't linguistics students so she couldn't
>use my favorite, ox-AUX], etc.).

Well, for non-linguist birders, there's always ox-auks.  I take it
there's no one out there who phonetically distinguishes the sea birds
from the functional category.


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