Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 11:54:02 -0800

From: Dan Moonhawk Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S1.CSUHAYWARD.EDU

Subject: Re: whoop

Count my usage as:

1. /whup/

2. /whup/

3. /whup/

4. /whup/ varies with /hup/ here, an earlier family usage

I'm mostly solidly one vowel and voiceless w when I'm whooping.

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.