/w/-/hw/ again

Dennis Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Thu Dec 27 22:27:37 UTC 2007

Has there ever been a pronunciation of "who" with /hw/?


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>Poster:       "Philip E. Cleary" <philipcleary at RCN.COM>
>Subject:      /w/-/hw/ again
>  From a recent column about a legendary Boston politician:
><Freddieís greatest moment came during his Parkman House hearings, when
>he exposed Mayor Whiteís profligate spending at his palatial home away
>from home.
>ìWho ate at the Parkman House?î Freddie thundered, his unlit cigar
>clenched in his teeth. ìH-W-O-H - who?î>
>Phil Cleary
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Dennis R. Preston
University Distinguished Professor
Department of English
Morrill Hall 15-C
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48864 USA

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