-og words

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Wed Jun 19 22:27:45 UTC 2002

>A horse is not a hoarse of course of course.....


>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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