Orange, forest, etc.

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Dec 31 15:44:05 UTC 2007

At 10:33 AM -0500 12/31/07, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>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.
I know, I feel like a turncoat.  What can I say.  I promise to hold
the line on hogs, frogs, and their buddies, though.


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