-og words

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jun 19 01:52:08 UTC 2002

At 9:29 PM -0400 6/18/02, Mark A Mandel wrote:
>On Mon, 17 Jun 2002, Charles Wells wrote:
>#I say "dog" with the caught vowel and all other -og words with the cob
>#vowel (not distinguished in my Atlanta-based dialect from the a in father).
>Exactly the same for me. My parents were NYC-born, and I grew up
>Westchester and then NYC.
>I have picked up an occasional "caught" pronunciation of "frog", which
>as far as I can tell I use only in songs and rhymes where it rhymes with
>"dog" and in what might be broadly called "dialect" in telling jokes and
Ditto on everything except the frog, which never rhymes with "dog"
for me.  And I suppose nothing else does; funny, I never thought of
"dog" as an "orange" or "silver" word, but I guess it is (for me).


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