Geoduck (1882)

Jerome Foster funex79 at SLONET.ORG
Thu Nov 7 23:37:24 UTC 2002

or why the Shawangunk Mountains are pronounced " Shongum" or why clams in
New England are written as Quahogs but pronounced "Quohogs"....

----- Original Message -----
From: "James A. Landau" <JJJRLandau at AOL.COM>
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 11:38 AM
Subject: Re: Geoduck (1882)

> In a message dated 11/7/02 12:21:08 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> laurence.horn at YALE.EDU writes:
> > Does anyone know how this tasty specimen got to be spelled "geoduck"
> >  while being pronounced "gooeyduck"?
> No, but maybe you could tell me how a river in Pennsylvania whose name is
> pronounced /'yuhk @ gein ee/ (that's a hard g) (name rhymes with
> came to be spelled as "Youghiogheny".  George Washington was about the
> English speaker to come anywhere near the Youghiogheny valley, and by then
> English had for centuries given up creating new spellings with
> no other English spelling uses "ough" for /uck/
>        - Jim Landau.

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