[Ads-l] Interesting Headline

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 29 09:01:10 EST 2019


Another classic example is “recreation” vs. “re-creation” where the hyphen again yields the more transparent analysis with a different vowel.   LH

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> On Jan 29, 2019, at 5:54 AM, Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Unless I'm missing something, this hyphen doesn't implement a stress
> distinction, but a semantic distinction between homographs, in this case
> nearly antonymous. I know I've seen such use of hyphens, including with
> *re-*, but the specifics escape me at this hour. The most remarkable hyphen
> disambiguation I've seen is *singe-r*, a tool for singeing the edges of
> fabrics. I can't find an example on the web, which floods a search with
> "singer" hits, though I did find an interesting cousin at
> <https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/empire-beard-singe39r/241818/>:
> 
> Empire Beard Singe'r
> Style: Amber Ale
> Brewed by Empire
> Slaithwaite, England
> 
> Mark Mandel
> 
> 
>> On Mon, Jan 28, 2019, 10:59 PM Alan Knutson <boris1951 at charter.net wrote:
>> 
>>  I guess you could say this would be an interesting way of
>> marking a stress contrast:
>> 
>> ESPN headline: "Anthony Davis has told Pelicans he won't
>> re-sign"
>> 
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