Don A. Gilmore wrote:I wouldn't say that, of course. But I do wonder whether CIC speakers are
> "Bob Cunningham" <exw6...@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>> Doesn't matter: They both say the same thing.
>> > and how it is they know that the "pity/adorable sound" is "Awwwww" and
>> They don't know that, since the two sounds are the same.
> No they wouldn't. Do you pronounce the name "Don" the same as you pronounce
more likely to make certain sorts of spelling mistakes -- it seems that
they must (e.g. "cot" for "caught" -- for some reason I can't easily
imagine someone writing "caught" for "cot", maybe because the spelling is
less 'phonetic', so to say).
Whoa -- I get over 600 hits for "it donned on me"!
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