Prons (was: British Dialects Book)
Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Wed Sep 25 15:51:12 UTC 2002
On Tue, 24 Sep 2002, Wendalyn Nichols wrote:
#To confirm the ubiquity of "pron": in the world of commercial lexicography,
#"pron" is shorthand for "pronunciation" which in turn means "the IPA or
#phonemic respelling of a word that tells the reader (one hopes) how to
#pronounce it." That's certainly how I meant "pronunciation" when I posted
#the comment that started this train of discussion.
Thank you! Which, to tie back an end, is very close to how we used it at
Dragon, with the difference that the "users" of the prons were not the
users of the software, but the software itself and the language
specialists who wrote the prons.
-- Mark A. Mandel
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