Date: Mon, 6 Mar 1995 08:37:43 -0400

From: "E. Wayles Browne" ewb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CORNELL.EDU

Subject: Re: AWFUL OFFAL

I was browsing a book for reading teachers the other day and it

contained a list of homophones. Among them was the set of words

"awful" and "offal."

They're homophonous for me--a speaker from the Boston area. They

have a low back rounded vowel.

Wayles Browne, Assoc. Prof. of Linguistics

Dept. of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Morrill Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York 14853, U.S.A.

tel. 607-255-0712 (o), 607-273-3009 (h)

e-mail ewb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (1989 to 1993 was: jn5j[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]cornella.bitnet //