Acme--two syllables or three? :)

Bob Fitzke fitzke at MICHCOM.NET
Sat Jul 24 22:09:48 UTC 2004

And reel-uh-tor  for reel-tor

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Dale Coye" <Dalecoye at AOL.COM>
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2004 1:47 PM
Subject: Re: Acme--two syllables or three? :)

> I've never heard ACK uh mee before, but it's a agreat example of a sound
> change called epenthesis.   Other examples would be ath-uh-lete or
> (never heard anyone say this either, but theres a famous Ring Lardner
story, I
> believe it's "You can look it up" where the narrator refers to the
> Philadelphia Ath-uh-letics.  Another example is el-um for elm, fil-um for
film which some
> dialects use.
> Dale Coye
> The College of NJ

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