End of ADS-L Digest - 22 Jan 1995 to 23 Jan 1995 ************************************************ There are 31 messages totalling 769 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. tour, tore (3) 2. You guys 3. TV and dialect (4) 4. 2 pl (10) 5. Unsubscribe (2) 6. 2pl 7. poor and pour (was Re: TV and dialect) (2) 8. "Coke" (4) 9. Cajuns & TV 10. Coke...NOT 11. Query: Writing Centers and Writing Lab Set Ups 12. Arabic phonetics ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 24 Jan 1995 00:04:26 -0500 From: ALICE FABER Subject: tour, tore Mike Picone asks about the pronunciation of _tour_ to rhyme with _lore_ rather than _lure_. I generally think of this as the _poor_, _pore_, _pour_ question. When I first took intro to linguistics, I was quite shocked that there seemed to be people for whom these aren't homonyms, and hard pressed to figure out just *how* they might be different. Not to mention how _horse_ and _hoarse_ could be pronounced differently. On the other hand, it's perfectly obvious to me how _merry_, _marry_, and _mary_ *must* be different. Go figure. Like Vicki Rosenzweig, I'm more-or-less a New Yorker. But I can't believe this is *just* a NY kinda thing. Alice Faber Faber[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]haskins.yale.edu