coffin pronunciation

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Mar 15 00:33:33 UTC 2008

At 3/14/2008 03:04 PM, Dan Goodman wrote:
>For me:  "coffin" and "coughin'" have the same first-syllable vowel.
>"Coffin" and "coughing" do not.

How do the vowels in the latter two differ for you?  I grew up in New
York City, and sense some difference in my trying out these words --
"coughing" with a little more "awe".


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