Date: Wed, 26 Apr 1995 07:49:00 EDT From: "Dennis.Preston" <22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.EDU> Subject: Why I use exclamatory Why (Louisville area, 1940s-60-s) and have an interesting phonological distinction. Like lots of old South Midlanders, I have the /hw/ - /w/ distinction (whale and wail are different words), and exclamatory Why is obligatorily /w/ for me, but interrogative Why is obligatorily /hw/. Funny huh? di[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]nIs preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]