Canoodle: odds and ends

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Nov 15 15:05:41 UTC 2002

At 7:05 PM -0800 11/14/02, Patty Davies wrote:
>This is interesting, I have *never* heard donkey rhyme with monkey!
>from the West Coast
Meanwhile, back on the East Coast, I rhyme them with impunity.  But
"honky" rhymes with neither, so it's a matter of lexical diffusion
rather than purely a phonological matter.  (The adjective "wonky"
rhymes with "honky", but then unlike the others it has an internal
morpheme boundary.)


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