linguist like to argue with (or criticize) non-linguists, too

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Thu Jun 6 15:02:41 UTC 2002

On Thu, 6 Jun 2002, James A. Landau wrote:

#mam at THEWORLD.COM writes:
#> I sure would, but why three syllables? [dlI'fLk], with syllabic [l] in
#>  the second syllable.

        [snip detailed explanation]

#So there!

So much for hoi polloi. But *I* would happily say [dlI'fLk] or

-- Dr. Whom, Consulting Linguist, Grammarian, Orthoepist, and
   Philological Busybody
   a.k.a. Mark A. Mandel

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