/bolth/ for both

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Wed Apr 6 20:28:39 UTC 2005

On Apr 6, 2005, at 12:04 PM, Barbara Need wrote:

> I have assumed this is related to the vocalization of "l".

me too.  over the months we've had examples of unetymological "l" in
/ou/ ("both" etc.), /au/ ("cow" etc.), and open-o ("withdraw" and,
possibly for some people, "poem").  these look like "restorations" of
vocalized "l" that wasn't there historically.

any examples with /u/?


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