/w/-/hw/ again

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Fri Dec 28 19:40:13 UTC 2007

Possibly keeping viable (in those dialects) a very old bit of word play: "God's sword" (the Scriptures, according to St. Paul's allegory) ~ "God's word."


---- Original message ----
>Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 14:24:11 -0500
>From: "Dennis R. Preston" <preston at MSU.EDU>

>But lots of C = /k/ + w before [o].
>A gob of [sword] pronouncers out there by the way.

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