nucular and Latino
ANNE V. GILBERT
avgilbert at PRODIGY.NET
Wed Nov 14 18:28:36 UTC 2001
> One possibility is that the cluster [klj], as in
> ['nuklj at r] is rare in English unstressed syllables
> whereas there are plenty of models for [kj at l@r], as in
> particular, secular, etc. So we tend to go on the
> analogy of the familiar. So goes language change.
> Maybe one day spelling will catch up.
Maybe, except these "mispronunciations" also hold for such words as
"library/libary" and "jewelry/jewlery", and "cholesterol/chloresterol". I
heard the last pronunciation from a nutritionist.
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