Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Tue Jan 2 20:18:54 UTC 2001

At 12:29 PM 1/2/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Beverly Flanigan <flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU> writes:
> >>>>>
>Oh dear--we used to pronounce the name of the German-made pacifier our son
>used (a Nuk) as [nUk].  I wonder where the brand name came from, and if
>other users were as naive as we were?
>And that's probably the right pronunciation, same as obsolescent (IMHO)
>English "nook" 'corner'. What bothered me was when people added a
>diminutive /i/ ~= "-ie" to it (prob. from its use with babies and
>-- Mark

"Nook" isn't obsolescent for me--but I'll be more careful how I use it in
the future!

Beverly Olson Flanigan         Department of Linguistics
Ohio University                     Athens, OH  45701
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