Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 14:11:20 CST From: Lisa Pogoff Subject: Re: name's the same >Date sent: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 14:01:23 -0600 >Send reply to: American Dialect Society >From: Charles F Juengling >Subject: Re: name's the same >To: Multiple recipients of list ADS-L >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. >Fritz BTW, I come from Chicago, and "Dawn" rhymes with "lawn" and "Don" rhymes with "on." I assume those words aren't pronounced the same way around the country.