[Ads-l] Detrius surely counts, too

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Mar 27 21:23:01 UTC 2015


DEH tree us, pretty much like vitreous. I have no doubt about this 
pronunciation, so I imagine I must have heard it somewhere. BB

> Laurence Horn <mailto:laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
> March 27, 2015 at 12:19 PM
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> How would "detrius" be pronounced?  Rhyming with "bias"? With "Prius"? =
> With antepenult stress, sort of like "vitreous"? None of the above? Or =
> maybe it can't be pronounced at all, just written?
>
> LH
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>> On Mar 27, 2015, at 4:42 AM, Benjamin Barrett<gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM>  =
> wrote:
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>> Two of us in my writing group today claimed the word is "detrius" and =
> two that the word is "detritus." And all four of us claimed the other =
> word didn't exist.
>> =20
>> The Oxford Dictionary site and Wiktionary have only detritus, and =
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=3Dhttp-3A__byjane.blogspot.com_=
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>    explains that "detrius" is wrong.
>> =20
>> Google Books provides something like 2,000 hits for "detrius," =
> including many scientific works (and some not English), so perhaps this =
> is worthy of entry.
>> =20
>> Benjamin Barrett
>> Formerly of Seattle, WA
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> Benjamin Barrett <mailto:gogaku at ix.netcom.com>
> March 27, 2015 at 1:42 AM
> Two of us in my writing group today claimed the word is "detrius" and 
> two that the word is "detritus." And all four of us claimed the other 
> word didn't exist.
>
> The Oxford Dictionary site and Wiktionary have only detritus, and 
> http://byjane.blogspot.com/2007/05/detritus-not-detrius.html explains 
> that "detrius" is wrong.
>
> Google Books provides something like 2,000 hits for "detrius," 
> including many scientific works (and some not English), so perhaps 
> this is worthy of entry.
>
> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
>
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