sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Sun Jun 23 15:53:38 UTC 2002

>Roly Sussex writes:
>I am trying to check if the root/raut pronunciation of "route" lines
>up with the Mason-Dixon Line. Is this correct?
 I grew up in Nebraska, saying "root" because  my family did, but most of
our neighbors said "raut."

I'm assuming you mean root with the vowel of *food.*  For me it  (like
roof) also has a choice:  as either that of * food* or of *good.*  (I can
say either in both cases.)
A. Murie

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