[Ads-l] Heard: "dekkid"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Aug 3 16:23:49 UTC 2015


> On Aug 3, 2015, at 10:36 AM, Tom Zurinskas <truespel at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> I would assume "dekkid" would have stress on the last syllable as per models desert/dessert and coral/corral.  This became a truespel rule that stress follows a  double consonant.

If so, better massage that rule.  It's stressed on the penult, like "accent", "Tommy" and "Larry".  

LH
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> Tom Zurinskas,  Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 12.The need for truespel phonetics - https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__justpaste.it_truespelnow&d=AwIFAw&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=3-gIGACfNGVzKe6UBO3J7O6MBGXnjT3wnDL8-p-XatQ&s=Gtf2-AvUrciLlX1jJ8h_zmY1CRFBpN1apGfbKmqDln4&e=  
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>> Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2015 15:58:59 -0700
>> From: spanbocks at VERIZON.NET
>> Subject: Re: Heard: "dekkid"
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>> 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.
>> --
>> Kate Svoboda-Spanbock
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>> 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 =
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>>> wrote:
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>>>> Maybe it's not that infrequent in UK English and thus at least =3D
>>>> potentially in some varieties of Canadian Eng.  Here's the OED =3D
>>>> pronunciation info:
>>>> =20
>>>> /=3DCB=3D88d=3DC9=3D9Bke=3DC9=3DAAd/ /-=3DC9=3D99d/
>>>> =20
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>>> You forgot to do a Remove Formatting, Larry. However, I do  really
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>>> only to me.
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