Conversate

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 25 06:12:40 UTC 2001


At 12:32 PM -0500 1/25/01, P2052 at AOL.COM wrote:
>It seems that there would be a distinction between re-create (make anew), as
>used in the example from Shakespeare, and recreate [rEK ri et], "take
>recreation."  Is there a difference in pronunciation?  PAT

I don't think so; certainly the OED, which as I mentioned treats the
latter as sense 5 of a general group of senses relating to the
'refresh' notion, doesn't describe any phonological distinction.
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