Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Feb 1 13:57:06 UTC 2000

At 6:41 PM -0800 1/31/00, Bob Fitzke wrote:
>Let me toss in a three more that grate on this layman's ears:
>Renumeration for remuneration
>statisics or satistics for statistics
>tempature for temperature
(the latter two aren't true metatheses, just cluster simplification--more
like "Febuary" than "Feburary".  Speaking of ear-grating, though, one that
I've always been struck by when I've (not THAT infrequently heard it) is
the pronunciation of 'transition' as "tran-cision" (as in 'incision' or
'decision').  Similar to some of the late Vicki Fromkin's collection of
speech errors in that the voicing features, rather than the entire
segments, are metathesized.


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