bridle/bridal

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri May 29 10:55:24 UTC 2009


Sorry Chris.  I mean no disrespect to your last name Waigl :).  How do you say that, with a "way" or a "why".  Is it one syllable?

As for syllabic consonant, it's just a made up deal.  Somebody said "I got an idea, let's call it a syllabic consonant!"  And thus it started.  But it's not a good idea because of suffixes.  If you say ~pedooleeng, you don't want it foespeld ~pedleeng.




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> Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 09:51:21 +0100
> From: chris at LASCRIBE.NET
> Subject: Re: bridle/bridal
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
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> Sender: American Dialect Society
> Poster: Chris Waigl
> Subject: Re: bridle/bridal
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> On 29 May 2009, at 02:36, Tom Zurinskas wrote:
>>
>> 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.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syllabic_consonant
>
> Chris Waigl
> proudly sporting her own syllabic L
>
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