[Ads-l] tepee or teepee or tipi

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM AMRDEC (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Mon Jul 16 13:01:28 EDT 2018


Oh, I'm fully aware of Tom's background.  The question was rhetorical, to emphasize that the conclusion (that "tepee" isn't spelled correctly) was based on a flawed premise (that "vowel sounds which are pronounced the same should be spelled the same".)

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> 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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