Date: Wed, 1 Nov 1995 09:01:02 -0500 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: folk/folklore Two notes: 1) A student yesterday said "You're welcome" to me yesterday with no /l/. She was r-ful, however. 2) I ought to let this thread die, but I'm wondering about other groups of words. How l-ful and what vowels occur in the same speaker in words like these? psalm salmon salmonella psaltery sultry salty saltine Faulk Faulkner Falcons falcon falconry (By the way, an unabashedly racist-talking someone I know [who talks this way to make everyone in the room uneasy] always talks about the Atlanta FalCOONS--whether they've been losing or winning.) fowl fowler foul fouler palm Palmer palmate pommade napalm shelf chef shelf-liner balm bomb Bub bulb (Sledd's illustration of duration as phonemic in Southern) pap palpitation pup pulp (People around here are "pulpwood sawyers"--no /l/) folk folks folklore folkdance folksong folksy poke pork Polk poultry paltry poetry poultice poetess walk wok hep (as in "hep-cat") help helper helpful Alps Albert Alfred Camellia Amelia (locally, [kxmejx] and [xmijx]--x = schwa) altitude attitude all Al already "Al ready?" y'all yawl yowl hall howl Howell pull pool bow (as in "bow tie) bowl bowling bowler mall maul mallet malt molt moat cold code hit hilt sick silk sicky silky filters fitters melt met Sorry about this long list, but I was just wondering. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]