Choral vs. coral

Matthew Gordon gordonmj at MISSOURI.EDU
Tue Jun 20 17:34:03 UTC 2006

Isn't the 'hoarse/horse' distinction still alive in much of the South and
South Midlands at least among middle-aged and older speakers? I have a
50-something colleague from the Bootheel of Missouri who has it.

On 6/20/06 11:00 AM, "Beverly Flanigan" <flanigan at OHIO.EDU> wrote:

> Cf. the old "hoarse/horse" split--still in New England?  Not generally
> elsewhere, as far as I know; but Garrison Keillor has it, for some strange
> reason (Minnesota-born and bred, though I've never heard other fellow
> Minnesotans have it).
> Beverly

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