silent letters (was broadcasters)

Aaron E. Drews aaron at LING.ED.AC.UK
Thu Aug 10 16:42:08 UTC 2000

sagehen wrote:

> Has anyone NOT heard AI @RN  ('eye-ern)?  I've heard this pronunciation all
> my life, and use it myself.

That's what I would use two.  I would count it as two syllables, but
counting syllables with /r/ is difficult.  What about, say, "fire" or

Aaron E. Drews                               The University of Edinburgh
aaron at                  Departments of English Language and       Theoretical & Applied  Linguistics

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