Another initial "vl"

Dennis Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Fri Dec 28 01:53:36 UTC 2007

I think I'll start a Polish restaurant and call it "Fog" (in Polish
of course) just so y'all can say that you've spotted a /mgw/ onset
cluster in English.


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>"Vlora, a new Mediterranean restaurant with a strong Albanian accent
>..." gets two stars (Good) on a scale of zero (Poor) to four
>(Extraordinary).  Reviewed Nov. 29.  Don't ask me how it's
>pronounced; I haven't called for a reservation yet.
>"Ma Vlast" at the BSO, and Vlora on Boylston -- must be a trend.
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Dennis R. Preston
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Department of English
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Michigan State University
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