out do?

AAllan at AOL.COM AAllan at AOL.COM
Thu Sep 9 21:44:23 UTC 1999

Am I crazy, or is almost everyone in America nowadays fronting the "long u"
as in "do," etc?
I thought that was Southern, but I hear it at least from youth all over.

And is nearly everyone fronting/raising the first part of the diphthong in
"out" etc?
That also seemed Southern but now seems ubiquitous.

Some of you have probably already answered these questions, but I'm stuck.
Thanks for any help in pointing out the answers. - Allan Metcalf

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