cannot: OED pronunciation

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Mon Jan 17 18:47:01 UTC 2005

On Jan 17, 2005, at 9:02 AM, Dennis R. Preston wrote:

> If you shift the stress to the first syllable (as I have heard some
> posh RP types do), the
> pronunciation [kaen at t] works.

i identify the forestressed pronunciation as specifically british and
fairly posh.  but such judgments are notoriously unreliable.  we need


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