Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 23:23:57 -0600 From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: pragmatic change in progress? > (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] 'Whoa' always seemed to me to be woefully misspelled. Since I had known only horses that neighed, when I read in dialectology about horses that whinneyed or whinkered I assume they all did so with h's. I seem to recall that some neighbors had mules that they said whinneyed, with an h-, or mules in general whinneyed. But I don't remember all that clearly: that was a long time ago, longer ago than Arnold or DInIs go back to, by a couple of years.