No more the "awe" sound in USA

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sat Feb 1 23:08:40 UTC 2014

It would be interesting to see if people without the cot/caught merger adopt the merger pronunciation for "Seahawks" (and "hawk" in general) as a result of the Superbowl.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

Learn Ainu!

On Feb 1, 2014, at 3:01 PM, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET> wrote:

> I was wondering how long it'd be before I read a message here about the Seahocks and awe-dropping.
> Neal
>> On Feb 1, 2014, at 1:27 PM, Tom Zurinskas <truespel at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> Is the "awe" phoneme too far gone to save.
>> =20
>> The Super bowl team name is "Seahawks".  How many times do we here "hocks" =
>> instead of "hawks".
>> =20
>> Her name is "Dawn Zimmer" regarding the NJ scandals.  How many times do we =
>> here "Don" vs "Dawn".

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