End of ADS-L Digest - 8 Dec 1995 to 9 Dec 1995 ********************************************** There are 2 messages totalling 83 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. /w/ and /hw/ (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 10 Dec 1995 03:06:12 -0500 From: Bob Haas Subject: Re: /w/ and /hw/ Suzanne, Sorry I took so long to respond to this. You'll find "hoor" in Brian Friel's play _Translations_ which is set in early 19th century Ireland. Late in the play, English soldiers march through a corn field prompting an angry response from the owner as one character tells us: "And Barney Petey just out of his bed and running after them in his drawers: 'You hoors you! Get out of my corn, you hoors you!'" (III, ll. 113-15). Clearly not a term of endearment. Bob Haas University of North Carolina at Greensboro rahaas[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]hamlet.uncg.edu On Mon, 4 Dec 1995, Suzanne Legault: English wrote: > Rudy: > > Re: > > Interesting, but not surprisingly, I've > >never heard the /u:/ (or /uw/, as I prefer to write it). > Rudy > > Have you ever seen the "dialectal" spelling which I always assumed > represented /u:/? > > Suzanne >