[Ads-l] FAFSA metathesis

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Wed Oct 19 22:30:51 EDT 2016


Now on the blog: 
https://literalminded.wordpress.com/2016/10/16/fafsa-metathesis/


On 10/6/2016 9:38 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
> Hmm.  I've had occasion to pronounce this many a time (no more!) and can't remember uttering (or hearing others utter) it as [faesf@], which in fact a bit of a tongue-twister for me.  It's not that I don't metathesize elsewhere--"integral" is often a particular problem.  But not FAFSA.
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> LH
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>> On Oct 5, 2016, at 9:57 PM, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET> wrote:
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>> At financial aid info session, listening to speaker pronounce FAFSA as /fæsfɑ/ again & again. So do ppl in audience. And my wife! Why??
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