Date: Tue, 8 Feb 1994 21:58:51 -0700
From: Rudy Troike RTROIKE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ARIZVMS.BITNET
Subject: Re: Sluff/Slough
Isn't there a neutralization in some places between /aw/ and /ow/,
merging somewhere in the vicinity of /ew/? To these American ears, though
just impressionistically and not by careful listening, the Queen uses /ew/
where I would use /ow/, e.g. in know . If Slough and now really rhyme,
then slow as quoted in the road sign must be a local homonym. No?