Date: Fri, 16 Dec 1994 11:10:04 -0600 From: Michael M T Henderson Subject: Re: pigs, hoick In my native Scotland, citrus sections are called "liths", perhaps because they are rock-hard by the time Brits see them. We didn't say "hoick" (it's actually the pronunciation of Hawick, my family's home town), but we did say "houck", violating the Sassenach's constraint against /aw/ before [+grave] consonants. Also, a silly person was called a "gouk". _______________________________________ | \ | Michael M. T. Henderson . | | Linguistics Department \ | University of Kansas | | Lawrence, KS 66045-2140 | | Internet: mmth[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] | |________________________________________|