"bugger" [bUg at r]?!

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sun Apr 21 12:55:33 UTC 2013

On Apr 21, 2013, at 5:37 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> /bUg at r/ is the usu. English pronunciation in ma[n]y places, including Liverpool.

but this isn't a fact specifically about the word "bugger", but is a general correspondence of [U] to the [^] of other varieties (in "love", "cut", etc.).


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