Orange, forest, etc.

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Dec 31 15:33:57 UTC 2007

At 12/31/2007 10:09 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
As I mentioned earlier in the thread, /a/ is
>native in these for me (NYC until 1957, Long
>Island 1957-61), but I consciously switched
>(inconsistently) to open-o when I went to college
>in Rochester and got ridiculed for my
>pronunciation of "moral", "orange", and
>especially "corridor".  ...

Thanks for mentioning "moral", which I vacillate on.  I would never
use the "dog" vowel for "orange", "forest", and "corridor", and
couldn't imagine a New-Yorker doing so.


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