End of ADS-L Digest - 13 Mar 1995 to 14 Mar 1995 ************************************************ There are 5 messages totalling 88 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. AWFUL OFFAL 2. H 3. language and Society text 4. language and society text 5. expletive delineated ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 15 Mar 1995 06:50:49 EST From: BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU Subject: Re: AWFUL OFFAL From: NAME: David Bergdahl FUNC: English TEL: (614) 593-2783 To: MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uga.cc.uga.edu"[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MRGATE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAX Pip has a point here. Since the unrounding began in the N. of England and the US several centuries ago, we have to see f, s, th as contexts retarding the change from r to unr vowel. I too notice that though I say aw-fis for office I usually say it ah-fis in phrases like office manager; likewise it's doggerl with an [a] despite the rounding of dog. New--or unusual--words get added to the unr pattern. Consider the 'broad A' in RP: one would never use it in 'plastic' despite the conditioning environment. DAVID David Bergdahl Ohio University/Athens OH BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CaTS.OHIOU.EDU