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On Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at 10:01 AM, dirk elzinga wrote:

>      I         II       III
>
>     are       Lord      not
>     father    Mormon    prophesy
>               fault     spotless
>               all       upon
>               for       what
>                         God
>
>  What is most interesting to me is that the erstwhile
> 3-way distinction has disappeared and become a 2-way distinction
> in Utah English (merging I and III) and no distinction at all in
> other areas of the (Mid)West (vowel II merged variously with /o/
> and with I in addition to the II/III merger).

In my accent (dunno what to call it, I grew up in Southern Louisiana but
apparently I do not have a normal local accent since people often ask
me where I'm from... <shrug>) all three are distinct.


Andy

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