cot/caught on the street

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Tue Jul 1 16:32:20 UTC 2008

On Jul 1, 2008, at 8:37 AM, Joel Berson wrote:

>> Arnold, are you really a RAHK AWN speaker, or should that be AHN?
> Joel - a rahk ahn speaker.

definitely AWN, rhyming with LAWN, PAWN, FAWN, FAUN, etc.  (yes, i
know, it's spelled with O rather than AW or AU, and words so spelled
generally are pronounced with something in the neighborhood of [a],
but this word is different for me.)

NOAD2 and AHD4 list both pronunciations for "on", and OED lists both
for the U.S.


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