[Ads-l] tepee or teepee or tipi

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 16 12:54:47 EDT 2018


Bill didn't include the OP's header, but IIRC he is a, um, strong and
idiosyncratic enthusiast for spelling reform. IOW, it's safe to ignore that
post.

Mark Mandel

On Mon, Jul 16, 2018, 11:19 AM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:

> > 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:
> >
> >
> >>
> >> . . .  since the vowels are the same and should be spelled the same.
> >>
> >
> > Where did that rule come from?
> >
> > ——————————————————————————————
> 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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