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laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Mar 19 02:45:48 UTC 2002
At 5:22 PM -0500 3/18/02, Beverly Flanigan wrote:
>I heard Sandra Day O'Connor on NPR last week clearly pronounce /hw/
>twice. About 68? born in Arizona, I believe, grew up in West Texas (with
>grandparents). Dan Rather (east Texas), same age roughly, also has it. My
>understanding is that it is rapidly receding, with only the Deep South (and
>maybe parts of Appalachia) retaining it regularly. I don't think it's
>class-based; not sure about race. Britain, too, has apparently lost the
>/hw/, even more than the U.S.
All of Britain, or just England? I was wondering about Scotland.
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