Hypercorrection of /w/-/hw/

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Tue May 25 17:31:28 UTC 2004

Right--and neither is Dan Rather normally (from Houston, I believe).  But
he was definitely hypercorrecting from Wales [welz] to Whales [hwelz]  when
referring to Diana.

At 07:52 PM 5/24/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>This thread has been vaguely annoying to this native hw- speaker (and I
>have not read all the psots). I just figured out why. I am not
><hypercorrecting> when I speak my native (southeast TX) dialect.

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