antedating "donkey"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 17 19:56:02 UTC 2013

On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 8:47 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> Dunkey

Assuming [d^NkI], it matches the BE pronunciation of "donkey," as
opposed to, e.g. BE "hunky" [hONkI].

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