[Ads-l] Heard: "dekkid"

Spanbock/Svoboda-Spanbock spanbocks at VERIZON.NET
Sun Aug 2 22:58:59 UTC 2015


FWIW, the 'dekkid' pronunciation is in my experience the only one used when talking about units of the Rosary - spelled 'decade' - even by people who only use the other pronunciation when talking about the unit of time.
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Kate Svoboda-Spanbock

On Aug 2, 2015, at 3:30 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

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> On Sun, Aug 2, 2015 at 10:21 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
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>> Maybe it's not that infrequent in UK English and thus at least =
>> potentially in some varieties of Canadian Eng.  Here's the OED =
>> pronunciation info:
>> 
>> /=CB=88d=C9=9Bke=C9=AAd/ /-=C9=99d/
>> 
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> You forgot to do a Remove Formatting, Larry. However, I do  really
> appreciate your getting the info, since the data are probably of interest
> only to me.
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