Date: Sat, 2 Dec 1995 10:57:33 EST
From: David Bergdahl BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Subject: Re: /w/ and /hw/
From: NAME: David Bergdahl
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Tony writes "The word "whore" derived from Lat. karus 'dear (one)'" but of
course it is COGNATE with the Latin term rather than derived from it. The first
sound shift details how Germanic languages' consonants shift away from the
proto-IndoEuropean source for BOTH English whore AND Latin karus .
On the question of German interference in the "who-er" pronunciation , my
Brochaus lists die Hure as pronounced with a long open o (backwards c:), which
is the English as well [for us r-less NYers].
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