antedating "hobo" 1885

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 25 14:11:28 UTC 2009

"color" and "honor" do not follow the pattern <CoCo>.

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On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 10:39 PM, Randy Alexander
<strangeguitars at> wrote:
> On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 11:52 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at> wrote:
>> Subject: Â  Â  Â Re: antedating "hobo" 1885
>> Interesting that the writer feels it necessary to describe the
>> pronunciation of the vowels. I would have taken that for granted.
> While yes, most of the words in English that follow that pattern have two
> "long" o's, some do not, like color, honor, and for most speakers, mono.

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