the dissappearing "awe" sound (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Tue May 26 16:14:33 UTC 2009

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
> Behalf Of Tom Zurinskas
> Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2009 10:13 AM
> Subject: the dissappearing "awe" sound
> Can you believe this advice to English learners.  Life is simpler: One
> less phoneme to say.  To me this shows the need to stabilize the
> language.  No more awe-dropping.

If only someone had had the foresight to stabilize the language 600
years ago, it would have been so much easier to slog through "Canterbury

Seriously, why does the language need stabilizing?  So what if it
evolves?  That's one of the reasons that English has become a global

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