Date: Mon, 6 Mar 1995 08:37:43 -0400 From: "E. Wayles Browne" 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 // jn5j[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]