Fixing "Squaw" Names

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 25 19:19:10 UTC 2007

Does removing the "w" from "squaw" change the sound of the vowel from "awe" to ?, or remain the same?

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL5+
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> "Five landmarks or groups use the name Squaw in one form or another
> in Stockton Springs. For a number of years, a private road providing
> access to exclusive waterfront homes was called Squaw Point Road. The
> homes belonged to the Squaw Point Home Owners Association. In
> response to complaints, the association renamed itself and its road
> Squapoint. [...] Hayes said the town has been in contact with the
> Human Rights Commission investigator and informed the commission of
> the board’s decision to drop the 'w' from the word."
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