Choral vs. coral

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Tue Jun 20 17:53:48 UTC 2006

Yes.  And "coral" is often /kar at l/.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 12:34:03 -0500
>From: Matthew Gordon <gordonmj at MISSOURI.EDU>
>Subject: Re: Choral vs. coral
>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>
>> 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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