Error in Truespel dictionary?

Dennis Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Sun Apr 6 18:08:39 UTC 2008

Can we see spectrograms of your family? Just to be sure.


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>Poster:       Katharine The Grate <KatharineTheGrate at COMCAST.NET>
>Subject:      Re: Error in Truespel dictionary?
>I checked with my family.   We don't.   "princess" just slides off like
>Katharine in N. California
>I tested "prince" and "princess" on the Truespel site. The first came
>back as "prints" but the second came back as "prinsis". AFAIK, it is
>nearly impossible for nearly all English speakers to pronounce
>"prinsis" without a /t/ sound. BB
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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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