Date: Thu, 25 Apr 1996 11:54:51 -0500 From: "David Bergdahl (614) 593-2783" Subject: Re: Epenthetic [l] in _home_ For the longest time I've noticed a velarized reflex of an epenthetic [l] in one word in my own speech, Oaklahoma. In fact, as a teen (mid 50s) I spelled it with an {l} until I was hocked for it once. The film of the musical was big then, perhaps I thought -holm was the way placenames ended, on the analogy with Stockholm. Is this related to the backing of /oh/? ______________________________________________________ David Bergdahl BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU Associate Professor of English Language and Literature Ohio University / Athens fax: (614) 593-2818 ______________________________________________________