19.2312, Qs: Artic for Arctic: Reference

Mon Jul 21 13:42:53 UTC 2008

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Subject: 19.2312, Qs: Artic for Arctic: Reference

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Date: 20-Jul-2008
From: Arnold Zwicky < zwicky at csli.stanford.edu >
Subject: Artic for Arctic: Reference


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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 09:41:52
From: Arnold Zwicky [zwicky at csli.stanford.edu]
Subject: Artic for Arctic: Reference
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Last September on ADS-L, Wilson Gray wrote:

''Some time in the early to middle 'Nineties, a brief analysis of  
English consonant clusters, IIRC, was published in Linguistic Inquiry.  
The author noted that her analysis had one major flaw: it predicted  
that ''Arctic'' [arktIk] would be pronounced as though spelled  
''Artic'' [artIk].'' [AMZ: which of course it is, very frequently; that was the
topic of the ADS-L thread]

I've been trying to track down this article, without success so far.

Wilson's recollection might be inaccurate as to time period, the
journal, or the sex of the author.

Note: I am NOT asking for discussion of the [artIk] pronunciation
itself, just for information about this reference. 

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