Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 13:28:46 -0400

From: "Bethany K. Dumas, U of Tennessee" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTKVX.UTK.EDU

Subject: Re: whoop

On Mon, 29 Jan 1996, Dale F.Coye wrote:

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.

My practice:

1. /hup/ for me too

2. I'm with Dennis Preston here -- /whUp/

3. /hup/

4. /hUp/ only


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