Date: Mon, 11 Dec 1995 08:48:01 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: name's the same Lest someone shouldmisunderstand Rudy's plea for us to rewrite phonological history so that future generations won't confuse Don and Dawn, thereby revealing a lower level of intelligence, we should recall all the variant spellings we see in the OED and elsewhere when we look up words spelled with o and a and digraphs employing these two vowel letters. Never ever was there uniformity in the pronunciations of these items. Maybe that's why English speakers have been involved in so many wars -- such matters lead to so much frustration, never being able to be sure we understand each other because of phonology. Rudy is known to engage in apico-buccal gestures on occasion, you know. DMLance