Hypercorrection of /w/-/hw/

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Tue May 25 17:51:13 UTC 2004

--On Tuesday, May 25, 2004 1:31 PM -0400 Beverly Flanigan
<flanigan at OHIOU.EDU> wrote:

> 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.

Or editorializing? :)

> 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.
>> Bethany

Peter A. McGraw       Linfield College        McMinnville, Oregon
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