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Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit
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hello vs. hullo: pronunciation or context?

Following question arose from a conversation with a friend: to the best of your knowledge, do spellings "hello" and "hullo" map to different pronunciations, different meanings, different sociolinguistic contexts/connotations, or different spellings (eg, geographical variants)?

If different meanings or sociolinguistic contexts/connotations, which? If different spelling variants, which origin or location?

For reference, I'm also interested in which English dialect(s) you normally use and which you're familiar with.
Tags: english dialects, sociolinguistics, spelling
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