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Re: CONLANG Digest - 11 Dec 2008 to 12 Dec 2008 (#2008-342)---wash/warsh etc.

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Saturday, December 13, 2008, 17:21
John Chalmers wrote:

>I grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and I still say 'warsh' for wash when I'm >not speaking carefully. I also say "ruf" and "rut" (with a vowel close to >that in put) for roof and root and "crick" for creek. On the other hand, I >often say root for route (as in "paper route"). Mary, merry and marry are >homophones for me, but I distinguish w and wh and pin and pen.
Except for warsh (which was stigmatized back in 1940s schooldays), that matches my grew-up-in-South-Dakota dialect. Nowadays I vary "route" as [r\ut] rhymes with boot (careful) ~ [raUt] rhymes with about (less so)..........