/hw/, /hj/

ALICE FABER faber at haskins.yale.edu
Fri Sep 13 16:40:27 UTC 1996

Yet another addendum to Larry Trask's summary of the distribution of a
/hw/-/w/ contrast in the English-speaking world. This summary included, in
passing a mention of /hj/ (as in _huge_, _Hugh_). In New York City (which
Larry mentioned as one of the focal areas in the US for the neutralization of
/hw/-/w/), /hj/-/j/ is likewise neutralized, so that _Hugh_ and _you_ are
(identically) [ju].
Alice Faber
faber at haskins.yale.edu

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