Date: Mon, 21 Feb 1994 21:37:19 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: Houston Peter-- Thanks for the Linguist quotes. The information re Scotland certainly clarifies things. Do folks in Houston also pronounce Sam's name without th e /h/? (Overall, it's part of the long "drift" to delete /h/ before resonants/ glides: hr, hl, most recently hw, and now hy. It is bound to happen.) Rudy Troike