Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 12:33:15 -0500 From: "Dennis R. Preston" Subject: Re: name's the same Can you give me more information about what you mean by the 'o' in Don being 'flat'? Thanks, Denis preston >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. >Allen >maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > >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. >> Fritz >>