On Wed, 27 Jul 2005 19:06:00 -0400, Peter T. Daniels
<grammatim@...> wrote:

> hw] survives in parts of the Northeast -- upstate New York, western New
> England, maybe still a bit beyond, but it's definitely dying out.

Interesting to confirm suspicions, although I'm not normally aware of the
omitted initial aspirant (?) when I listen to the speech of others.
Apparently, my native dialect has some features that won't be around much
longer. Waltham is in eastern Mass., not far from the Atlantic Coast.


Nicholas Bodley /*|*\ Waltham, Mass. (Not "MA")
The curious hermit -- autodidact and polymath
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