Hypercorrection of /w/-/hw/

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Fri May 21 20:26:33 UTC 2004

I'm striking out on literature searches, and I'd be most grateful for
any references on hypercorrection involving /w/-/hw/ in American
English, specifically nonce replacement of etymological /w/ with
[hw], if, for instance, WITH were to be pronounced /hwith/. A
colleague tells me that he's heard this frequently in popular songs,
but can't think of an example. So, barring an actual citation, a song
title and artist would be useful as well.

Thanks much.
Alice Faber                                             faber at haskins.yale.edu
Haskins Laboratories                                  tel: (203) 865-6163 x258
New Haven, CT 06511 USA                                     fax (203) 865-8963

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