pronunciation of ALCOHOLIC

Rudolph C Troike rtroike at U.ARIZONA.EDU
Sun Nov 12 05:36:01 UTC 2000

        I can see how the l-less pronunciation could evolve from the
vocalized form, much as undoubtedly happened with HELP --> HEHP --> HEP.
However, this does not seem to generalize automatically, as I have never
heard anyone drop the /l/ in ALKALI or ALKALINE, which is a similar


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