Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 15:43:42 EST From: Arnold Zwicky Subject: Re: pragmatic change in progress? i agree with DInIs [preston] entirely. these occurrences of WHY are entirely natural for me - hey, i'm three years older than DInIS, so i'm even more of an old codger - *and* the discourse WHY has /w/ while the interrogative WHY has /hw/. (not everything spelled wh is pronounced with /hw/, even for folks like me who hwinny. WHOA *never* has /hw/, in particular.) arnold (zwicky[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]