Variable LABOV

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Wed Apr 1 15:31:49 UTC 2009

Hear "Labov" pronounced with a final schwa + /f/   (varying with open-o +
/f/) at


Interesting that the seasoned TV announcer apparently did not learn to
pronounce the name as ending in [-ov], even in an interview with the man himself.
Somebody else found it "unnatural" (or maybe it is better to say "intuitively

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