Date: Sat, 5 Mar 1994 16:08:00 EST From: "Dennis.Preston" <22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.BITNET> Subject: COOL /u/ or /y/ My local students (East Lansing, MI, many Detroiters) note that [kul] is a word for weather and the like but that [kyl] (a significantly fronted vowel) or [kUl] a significantly laxed and lowered vowel is appropriate for the 'cool' cool. Dennis Preston 22709mgr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]msu.bitnet