Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 08:07:44 -0800
From: Allen Maberry maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Subject: Re: name's the same
I pronounce them differently. The o in Don is short and somewhat flat,
and Dawn tends to be longer and more of a diphthong. Also an Oregonian.
maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]u.washington.edu
On Wed, 6 Dec 1995, Charles F Juengling wrote:
On Wed, 6 Dec 1995, Lisa Pogoff wrote:
Upon moving to MN, I was surprised to hear my co-workers pronounce
the male name "Don" and the female name "Dawn" exactly the same way.
Are they also pronounced the same in other parts of the country?
I am equally surprised when I hear people make a distinction between the
two names. So, yes, there are other parts of the country where the names
are pronounced the same. I'm an Oregonian, BTW.