Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 15:48:39 -0400
From: "Dale F.Coye" CoyeCFAT[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
I'm gathering evidence among cultivated speakers for the pronunciation of
several literary words, and am finding that waft is overwhelmingly pronounced
WAHFT, but in the South (speakers raised and still living there) it seems to
be the vowel of RAFT. Can anyone from the South speak to this?
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