Amphitheater -> Ampitheater
David T Shoda
dshoda1 at UIC.EDU
Mon Jul 12 23:07:04 UTC 1999
> young people, pronounce this word as "ampitheater." That is, they ignore
> the first "h" so the initial syllable is pronounced as "amp" instead of
> "amf." Is this a widespread trend and is there any general linguistic
> rule that covers such a shift?
Probably a widespread trend. Maybe the widespread use of the term
"amplifier" has something to do with the change in suffix.
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