Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 12:01:51 -0500
From: "Dale F.Coye" CoyeCFAT[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
In a paper I'm working on, I discuss the pronunciation of whoop and find to
my amazement that I pronounce it three different ways depending on context.
1.War whoop /hup/, vowel as in food
2.They whooped it up /wUpt/, vowel as in look.
3.She gave a whoop /wup/ as in food.
4. whooping cough I could say all three in addition to /hUp/.
I'd like to find out if this is generally the case and would appreciate your
comments and personal usage. Reply to the list or to...
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
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