Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 12:01:51 -0500 From: "Dale F.Coye" Subject: whoop 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... Dale Coye The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Princeton, NJ CoyeCFAT[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]