[Ads-l] Urban legend? Or fact?

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Thu Oct 6 10:13:36 EDT 2016


I'm not so sure: "his beloved books" and similar constructions seem to 
me to call for the trisyllable.

Jim Parish

On 10/6/2016 9:02 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
> There's also "beloved".  I think it's always "dearly belov-ed", but otherwise usually two syllables rather than three.
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> LH
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>> On Oct 5, 2016, at 9:42 PM, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
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>> The only one I vacilalte about is "learned", vs. "learn-ed" when I want to say it as an adjective.  And for the adj. in writing, I want to add an acute accent to the second "e".
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>> Joel
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>>       From: Dave Hause <dwhause at CABLEMO.NET>
>> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 11:35 AM
>> Subject: Re: [ADS-L] Urban legend? Or fact?
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>> AUGGHH!  Until you asked, it hadn't occurred to me.  Now, the answer has
>> suddenly become, "I think maybe it is, sometimes, but I can't be sure of the
>> circumstances."  But I know it doesn't sound dysphonious.  Inconclusive
>> self-analysis!
>> Dave Hause
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Wilson Gray
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 9:17 PM
>> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>> Subject: Urban legend? Or fact?
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>> Agent Orange - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__en.wikipedia.org_wiki_Agent-5FOrange&d=CwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=wlk3fYUlu36LThnA2K8ZWmAmBV-PVfzh2ohzp_EHwvg&s=4KBpq-z5bNmTBs-jFD5v1dyEh65MCW-N-YzjWj2eMhw&e=
>> It was given its name from the color of the orange-striped barrels in which
>> it was shipped and was, by far, the most widely-used of the so-called
>> "rainbow herbicides."
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>> And is _striped_ disyllabic for anyone else but me?
>> -- 
>> -Wilson
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