/bolth/ for both

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Wed Apr 6 22:16:09 UTC 2005

When we were kids, my mother (a writer) was amused and flattered at how my
sister was always "quoting" from the current book-in-progress.  I hadn't
seen the word spelled, and given the way my mother pronounced the vowel, I
listened very carefully but couldn't be quite sure whether she was saying
"quoting" or "quolting."

Peter Mc.

--On Wednesday, April 6, 2005 12:14 PM -0500 Greg Pulliam <pulliam at IIT.EDU>

>  A movement (in just this word or a few words right now) of
> the /o/ vowel slightly back or down, the result of which more sounds
> like, than actually is, /bolth/.

Peter A. McGraw       Linfield College        McMinnville, Oregon
******************* pmcgraw at linfield.edu ************************

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