Nicholas Bodley wrote:
> 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.

voiceless w (so it's a single "segment" rather than aspiration followed
by [w])

> 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.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...