[Ads-l] assorted

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Feb 25 14:34:12 EST 2017

> On Feb 25, 2017, at 2:31 PM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM> wrote:
> Heard in the last couple of days:
> 1.  "Ivanka Trunk" --- is there a name for this type of phonetic mistake?

Regressive assimilation, if the /nk/ from her first name persists into the last.  “Ivampa Trump” would be progressive or anticipatory assimiliation.  Unless, of course, I have it backwards, always a possibility.  Dr. Freud might have a different diagnosis.  


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