Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Sep 20 17:21:09 UTC 2007

At 12:08 PM -0500 9/20/07, Matthew Gordon wrote:
>Do all of you who distinguish /a/ and 'open o' (cot vs. caught) have the
>former vowel in 'sophomore'? I'd expect some speakers to have 'open o' here
>by analogy to other pre-/f/ words (e.g. off, soft).
I definitely have /a/ in both "sophomore" (bisyllabic) and its
trunc-form "soph"; "soph" rhymes with "prof" and not with "off".


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