Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Aug 30 16:31:28 UTC 2010

At 3:46 PM +0000 8/30/10, Charles C Doyle wrote:
>Not the same topic, really, but this is still about vocalized (or
>"oralized") punctuation marks:
>One of my students insists that she attended high school with a girl
>who spelled her name L--a and pronounced it "la dash ah" (the "dash"
>should appear as a solid line, probably).

--lest it appear as though one is alluding to the young lady no
longer having an intact hyphen.


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