[Ads-l] Interesting Headline

Alan Knutson boris1951 at CHARTER.NET
Tue Jan 29 10:22:59 EST 2019


I can see what people are saying, in my defense Wiktionary

has the following 1. /ɹɪˈzaɪn/      2 /ˈɹiːˌsaɪn/ for re-sign

Although 1 is labeled UK, I do hear the same pattern in my 
Midwest lect.  I did fail to notice the voicing difference.


On 1/29/2019 8:36 AM, Margaret Winters wrote:
> And this one is a crucial one since the readings with and without the hyphen contradict each other as to the employment status of the athlete.
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> I read this as you did.
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> The language describing the act of an athlete under contract signing a new
> longer contract with the same team is clunky: re-sign, extend. They are
> very confusing out of context. (Did he extend a contract or hyperextend a
> knee?)
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> On Tue, Jan 29, 2019, 5:55 AM Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com wrote:
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>> 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/>:
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> Cask @ Dirty Dick’s, Halifax. Golden session ale with a thinnish creamy head. Has an easy-drinking, light malty character.
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>> Empire Beard Singe'r
>> Style: Amber Ale
>> Brewed by Empire
>> Slaithwaite, England
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>> Mark Mandel
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>> On Mon, Jan 28, 2019, 10:59 PM Alan Knutson <boris1951 at charter.net wrote:
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>>>    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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