Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 13:28:46 -0400 From: "Bethany K. Dumas, U of Tennessee" 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 Bethany Bethany K. Dumas, J.D., Ph.D. | Applied Linguistics, Language & Law Dep't of English, UT, Knoxville | EMAIL: dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 415 McClung Tower | (423) 974-6965 | FAX (423) 974-6926 Knoxville, TN 37996-0430 | See Webpage at