[Ads-l] slown

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 2 23:22:07 EDT 2017


> It does seem as though the instances of “slown” found on the web are
back-primed by a > following “down”

How? Does the speaker have in mind the letters, while keeping in mind that
the pronunciation is different?

On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 9:27 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> I assume pronounced “sloan” rather than to rhyme with “clown” (or
> “down”).  There are limits to anticipatory assimilation, after all.
>
> It does seem as though the instances of “slown” found on the web are
> back-primed by a following “down”:
>
>
> Examples of “slown” at https://www.wordnik.com/words/slown include the
> following, a few from Amy Hempel’s “The Dog of the Marriage"
>
> • “Time was slown way down,” he said, his eyes closed.
> The Dog of the Marriage
>
> • It was like this woman was getting just as slown down as I was, even
> though she never touched the stuff.
> The Dog of the Marriage
>
> • There's many fronts causing these things to happen within the next few
> years, Moore's law hasn't slown down, and it shows no signs of doing so,
> quite the contrary.
> --Top News
>
> • Slumping Hanna hopes to slown down streaking Westside
> --Anderson Independent Mail Stories
>
> • Pledges have slown down a little bit and I want to make sure we haven't
> lost the momentum that we built up last week
> —Theater Hopper
>
> • With respect to labour market dynamics employment continued to expand
> briskly in Q1 2008, but seems to have slown down somewhat in Q2.
> --Global Economy Matters
>
> • So, that means CPM advertising may slown down but overall I still think
> the state of Internet Advertising is healthy
> --Cameron Olthuis
>
> • Their excuse is that their super-uber-mega-military computers are being
> "slown down" by people watching stupid videos of cats playing the piano,
> and being exposed to viruses (I'm sorry, but if US military servers can be
> taken down with a virus you get from surfing MySpace, then Georgie, we have
> a fucking problem).
> --Three good things for every (three) bad
>
> > On Aug 2, 2017, at 7:56 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > Fortyish woman on Cosequin commercial:
> >
> > "It's amazing. He really hasn't slown down much."
> >
> > JL
> > --
> > "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
> truth."
> >
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