Fallout from the loss of [hw]-

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 21 23:00:41 UTC 2012

>From a post to a "Macworld" forum:

"… the conditions that led to that lack. To _whit_ …"

And my wife thinks it's funny to say things like "[hw]ayne Newton" and
"bath[hw]ater"! The loss of initial [hw] is a tragedy of Vowel-Shiftic
proportion! We're only now beginning to see the tip of the iceberg of
problems that this will generate.

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

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