Hypercorrection of /w/-/hw/

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Mon May 24 14:50:16 UTC 2004

Douglas Bigham said:
>Interesting side bit... I never thought I came from a sincere /hw/ land, but
>after spending this past year *real* collected data, it turns out I do.
>Mostly (that is, for most of my speakers) it's just preserved to
>distinguish "when"
>from "win" (and less often "where" from "were"), but (and here's the fun
>part), I've also heard it pop up a couple of times in "well", in all
>age groups.
>Go figure.

Doesn't surprise me, but it might surprise the reviewers of the paper
I'm revising!
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