significant "Gooks"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 10 01:36:55 UTC 2014

On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 3:37 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at> wrote:

> was it pronounced /guk/ or /gUk/?

As significant as whether a speaker says [ruf] or [rUf]?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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