Linguistic boundaries [was: A novel notion of "balance"]

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Jan 13 21:20:04 UTC 2014

At 1/13/2014 12:12 PM, Alice Faber wrote:
>Also, consider the eye-dialect spelling SAWX, even (maybe especially) by
>speakers with a NY-style COT/CAUGHT contrast.

Ugh.  I have the NY-style cot/caught, but I don't say "sawx"!  That
squawks ... I'm considering Ogden Nash, or a limerick.


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