Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri May 29 01:36:49 UTC 2009

That's why the phonetic spelling /pedl/ is not right to express how the word "pedal/peddle" is spoken.  This is because these are two syllable words and need two vowels.  In truespel it's ~pedool (where ~oo as as in "wool").  Thus peddling is pronounced ~pedooleeng, whereas the notation /pedl/ would have /pedling/ and miss the vowel.  Not right.  The notation should show short "oo" as in ~ool instead of just an /l/.

I speak more on "oo" here.

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL5+

> Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 15:03:27 -0700
> From: zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
> Subject: Re: bridle/bridal
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> Poster: Arnold Zwicky
> Subject: Re: bridle/bridal
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> On May 28, 2009, at 2:43 PM, Mark Mandel wrote:
>> Parallel to "peddle" for "pedal".
> of course. in Brians:
> and you can hear "peddeling drugs" {three syllables on the first verb)
> as well as "pedling by bicycle" (two syllables). i have no idea what
> the social/stylistic distribution of the variants is.
> arnold
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