Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 14:46:12 -0500 From: Donald Larmouth Subject: Re: /w/ and /hw/ It may be the last bastion of /hw/ is broadcast school. We have a local news anchor who routinely hypercorrects /hw/ in 'weapons' and assiduously uses /hw/ elsewhere. May be like the example Raven McDavid used to cite--the /njun dey nuwz/--where the /nj/ pronunciation was presumed to be more elevated than plain old /n/. As a native speaker of /hw/ from Chicago, I feel like the last of a dying breed here in NE Wisconsin, where /hw/ is rare.