[Ads-l] tepee or teepee or tipi

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 16 13:45:14 EDT 2018


You and probably most listies are, but there are always newcomers.

Mark

On Mon, Jul 16, 2018, 1:32 PM MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM
AMRDEC (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:

> *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".)
>
> >
> > 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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