[Ads-l] inde-fatigue-able

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Oct 26 11:56:14 EDT 2016


> On Oct 26, 2016, at 10:42 AM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> I assume Larry means alternate pronunciation and not spelling.

Oops, yup.  Well, what I meant, of course, was that I don't see /ɪndəfəˈtiɡəb(ə)l/ as an alternate spelling for representing the pronunciation.

LH


> I don't see
> any dictionaries with alt. prons either, but check out Wiktionary, which
> provides an audio example of the "inde-fatigue-able" pronunciation, despite
> not transcribing it in IPA.
> 
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__en.wiktionary.org_wiki_indefatigable&d=CwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=BFtPs-2oEVlR_F6r5MgASgOjUDIYubCT1YunfeDJ-pk&s=5OvuoncgA6p11fHdmUJ6mpZroZwiABxAaAq6xNqDjyw&e= 
> 
> On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 10:26 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
> 
>> I've definitely heard it (and winced, I admit), but I don't see it listed
>> as an alternate spelling in the first few dictionaries I checked online.
>> 
>> LH
>> 
>>> On Oct 26, 2016, at 10:04 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Kellyanne Conway, the T---p's campaign manager, also says "in dee
>> fatigue a
>>> bull."
>>> 
>>> JL
>>> 
>>> On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 5:38 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 2:54 PM, Jonathan Lighter <
>> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> That's how a top CNN anchor (really) pronounces "indefatigable."
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> I used to use that pronunciation, myself. But, unluckily, no one was
>> paying
>>>> me to do it.
>>>> 
>>>> Sad on me.
>> 
>> 
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