[Ads-l] tepee or teepee or tipi

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jul 16 11:18:54 EDT 2018


> On Jul 16, 2018, at 11:09 AM, MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM AMRDEC (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL> wrote:
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>> . . .  since the vowels are the same and should be spelled the same.
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> Where did that rule come from?
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I don’t know, but it must be why we spell the word meaning ’tearful’ “weepee” rather than “weepy” or inexpensive items “cheepees” rather than “cheapies”.  

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