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RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Fri May 23 17:03:07 UTC 2008


Right. The Great Shift took place in 1400, the year than Chaucer died.

In a message dated 5/23/08 12:21:44 PM, truespel at HOTMAIL.COM writes:


> Actually, there's not a single instance in my truespel database where 
> tradstreeng "oo" is pronounced as long o, or "oh" ~oe.
> 
> Interestingly, I find in my analysis of English (USA), that tradstreeng "oo" 
> is more often pronounce as in "look" (~look) and "wood" (~wood) than any 
> other sound, including long u as in "food" ~fued, and "soon", ~suen.
> 
> Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL5+
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> > Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 09:02:23 -0400
> > From: hwgray at GMAIL.COM
> > Subject: Re: ADS-L Digest - 21 May 2008 to 22 May 2008 (#2008-144)
> > To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
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> > Poster: Wilson Gray
> > Subject: Re: ADS-L Digest - 21 May 2008 to 22 May 2008 (#2008-144)
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> > Good news, if true!
> >
> > Back in the 'Forties, I was taught 'roof, roofs" and "hoof, hooves." I
> > use "oo" as in "ooh!". But the pronunciation with "oo" as in "ccok"
> > is also fine with me.
> >
> > -Wilson
> >
> > On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 12:23 AM, Your NameĀ  wrote:
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> >> On May 22, 2008, at 3:37 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> >>
> >>> "The tornado ripped _rooves_ off buildings."
> >>>
> >>> "_Rooves_" appears to be becoming more and more common.
> >>
> >> I personally haven't heard "rooves" since probably the late 1960's, when 
> we
> >> were taught that form in grade school. I remember deciding for myself in
> >> high school that "roofs" sounded better and made more sense, and that I'd
> >> use it until someone told me to stop (probably via a teacher marking it 
> wrong
> >> on a paper, or by that which has more authority: a peer making fun of me
> >> for
> >> saying it). Neither ever happened, so I've been saying "roofs" ever since
> >> - and so has everyone else I know. I literally have not heard or read 
> that
> >> term
> >> from then till tonight, upon reading the above. So it seems to me that
> >> it's
> >> becoming less common, not more.
> >>
> >> Rosemarie
> >>
> >> But if I put all my stuff away, I'll forget where everything is! -- Bil
> >> Keane
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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