[Ads-l] Urban legend? Or fact?

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Thu Oct 6 10:31:55 EDT 2016


"Beloved" I vacilalte [sic] about also.  But again, is it use as a verb that's one syllable, vs. use as an adjective that's two?
(I do not vacilalte (see my earlier message) about vacillate in speech.)
Joel


      From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
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There's also "beloved".  I think it's always "dearly belov-ed", but otherwise usually two syllables rather than three.  

LH


> On Oct 5, 2016, at 9:42 PM, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
> 
> 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".
> 
> 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
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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
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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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