Choral vs. coral

Paul Johnston paul.johnston at WMICH.EDU
Tue Jun 20 18:50:20 UTC 2006

Yes, it's fine in the South and South Midland areas, as far as I
know.  Goes back to both the SW English and Ulster/Scots strains of
settlement there, so it should be present in the mountains as well as
the coastal plain, too.

Paul Johnston
On Jun 20, 2006, at 1:34 PM, Matthew Gordon wrote:

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> 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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