On Sat, 4 Sep 2004 11:47:14 -0400, John Cowan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Joe scripsit:
>> >I guess you merge the sounds of "war" and "door"?
>> Almost everyone does. And that of 'pour'.
> Even I, firmly rhotic, merge all of these: [wOr\], [dOr\], [pOr\].
> However, 'pour' [pOr\] and 'poor' [pur\] remain firmly separate,
> and I don't know of any rhotic dialect that merges them.
They're merged for m