End of ADS-L Digest - 25 Jul 1997 to 26 Jul 1997 ************************************************ Subject: ADS-L Digest - 26 Jul 1997 to 27 Jul 1997 There are 4 messages totalling 106 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. slough 2. dumb question, I'm really sorry (2) 3. boro-talk? ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 27 Jul 1997 17:35:42 -0400 From: "(Dale F. Coye)" Subject: Re: slough << Whough pronounces "slough" differently from "through"? They sound >like they rhyme to me. >> According to my recent survey of Shakespeare professors there's a national difference. In the meaning 'bog': US: as in how: 9 as in who: 3 Canada: as in how:1 as in who: 4 as in caw: 1 UK: as in how: 14 as in who: 0 Expatriates: as in how: 5 as in who: 2 This is from OE sloh (long o), ME long u, which gives mod. ow as in how. Major dictionaries give both in the US, vowel of how in the UK. Wells in LPD notes that some speakers make a distinction between a geographic slough (sloo) and the slough of desond (as in how). PDAE tells us 'mudhole' is as in how, but 'marsh' is sloo. The 'skin' meaning rhymes, as noted, with rough.