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:
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.