Date: Wed, 26 Apr 1995 08:27:58 -0400

From: "H. Stephen Straight (Binghamton U,


Subject: Re: Why

I too have voiceless /W/ in interrogative _why_ and voiced /w/ in

exclamatory _why_, though I didn't realize it till after reading Dennis

Preston's recent posting. Yeah, it is funny.

H STEPHEN STRAIGHT, Assoc Prof of Anthro & of Ling, Binghamton Univ (SUNY)

Director: Grad Studies in Anthro, Prog in Ling, and Lgs Across the Curric

H. Stephen Straight - Linguistic Biodata

Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 15 May 1943.

Childhood caregivers all college English teachers (egad!).

Early years (age 2-10) in downstate Illinois (Lincoln).

Critical years (10-18) in Chicago (Hyde Park, 10-14) and

Oak Park (14-18), Illinois--summers in Ann Arbor.

College in Ann Arbor (18-22)--UMich BA in English &

American Literature.

Graduate school in Chicago (22-27)--UChgo MA and PhD in


Ever since (age 27- ) in upstate New York (Binghamton)

--professing linguistics and anthropology.