[hw] v. [w]

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 5 04:03:15 UTC 2008

Has anybody else seen the episode of "Family Guy" concerning, in a
subplot, the proper pronunciation of words spelled with initial wh-?
The characters that use [w] for both w- and wh- are shocked by the
characters that distinguish w- [w] from wh- [hw].

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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