[Ads-l] Interesting Headline

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 29 20:56:43 EST 2019


Along the same lines of opacity vs. transparency:
 “resort” (voiced, as noun or verb) vs. “re-sort” (voiceless, full vowel: ‘sort again’); “resent” (with voicing) vs. “re-sent” (voiceless, full vowel: ‘sent again’)
 
> On Jan 29, 2019, at 10:22 AM, Alan Knutson <boris1951 at CHARTER.NET> wrote:
> 
> 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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>> MARGARET E WINTERS
>> Former Provost
>> Professor Emerita - French and Linguistics
>> Wayne State University
>> Detroit, MI  48202
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>> mewinters at wayne.edu
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>> Subject: Re: Interesting Headline
>> 
>> I read this as you did.
>> 
>> 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?)
>> 
>> On Tue, Jan 29, 2019, 5:55 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/>:
>> [http://res.cloudinary.com/ratebeer/image/upload/w_200,h_200,c_pad,d_beer_img_default.png,f_auto/beer_241818]<https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/empire-beard-singe39r/241818/>
>> 
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>> 
>> 
>>> Empire Beard Singe'r
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>>> 
>>> 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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