-og words

A. Maberry maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Wed Jun 19 21:48:20 UTC 2002

Call me lazy, but for me, dog, frog, log, bog, cog, epilogue etc., all
rhyme. As to my "attendant moral depravity", "hoarse" is homophonous with
"horse", of course.

maberry at u.washington.edu

On Wed, 19 Jun 2002, Dennis R. Preston wrote:

> Broadly indeed. I always narrowly define dialect speakers as those
> who conflate this opposition, thereby revealing a sloppiness of
> thought and mind (just like some others have accused /E/-/I/
> conflaters, although they conflate this pair only before nasals). I
> won't even discuss the obvious laziness and attendant moral depravity
> of "horse"-"hoarse" conflaters.
> dInIs

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