Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sun Dec 31 20:45:45 UTC 2006

And I have the opposite: caught = cot, but com <> calm. BB

Douglas Dee wrote:
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> Poster:       Douglas Dee <AmateurLinguist at AOL.COM>
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> In a message dated 12/31/2006 2:26:00 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> db.list at PMPKN.NET writes:
>> Anyone know if
>> this advertisement reflects some sort of cot-caught merger incursion
>> into the South, or if it's just some LA (or wherever) ad agency being
>> clueless about what would work for a particular location?
> I don't have the cot-caught merger, but I do have com = calm.  (This doesn't
> shed any light on phonological change in the South, but I think it's relevant
> to note there are at least 2 different mergers being discussed here.)

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