saying "ah" for "awe"

Beth Simon simon at IPFW.EDU
Sat Sep 30 17:45:53 UTC 2006

Also - look at Matthew Gordon's "Tracking the low back berger in
Missouri" (Murray and Simon 2006), which looks primarily at cot ~ caught
and Don ~ dawn, also considers lot, hot, box & bought, etc., & has a
nice summary of the merger in American English.


>>> GordonMJ at MISSOURI.EDU 9/30/2006 1:25 PM >>>
There are lots of good, accessible essays written by linguists on the
companion site for PBS's "Do you speak American?" program which aired a
year or so ago.

On the cot/caught merger, you might check out the following, though the
tone is too confessional for my tastes:

-----Original Message-----
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Subject:      Re:       [ADS-L] saying "ah" for "awe"

There is a lot of information available online concering social and
variation in American English, and if you do a bit of search-engine
you can find a lot of information about all of these phenomena.

The American Dialect Society -

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