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>From: David Peterson <[log in to unmask]>
>Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 02:49:29 EST
>
>     My historical linguistics professor, who lived in Texas, said they
>don't
>always pronounce the /aj/ diphthong as [a], but when they do, there's, for
>example, [wat] for "white" and [wAt] for "watt", I'd imagine.  For those
>that
>no longer have [O] in Texas, I'd guess the same would be true for "bright"
>and "brought"; "write/right/rite" and "wrought/rot"; "(k)night" and "not".
>
>-David

What?  Which alternate-universe Texas are you referring to?

Adam


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