cot/caught on the street

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jul 1 15:37:35 UTC 2008

At 7/1/2008 10:03 AM, Arnold M. Zwicky wrote:
>vanity license plate on a car parked in downtown palo alto yesterday:
>presumably, the cot/caught merger, in favor of open-o.  for me, it'd
>be RAHK AWN.  but maybe the open-o appears only in this expression,
>under the influence of the vowel of "on".

Arnold, are you really a RAHK AWN speaker, or should that be AHN?

Joel - a rahk ahn speaker.

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