whinging vs. whingeing

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Mon Sep 4 21:11:02 UTC 2000

Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I appreciate the presence of the 'e'.  Since
the word is entirely new to me, I would have pronounced it with an angma,
as in "winging it," were the 'e' not there.

At 08:07 AM 9/4/00 -0400, you wrote:
>The New Ox Dict of Eng was prepared by OUP UK, and reflects British
>practices and preferences.  The "e" in "whingeing" does help show that the
>"g" is "soft", but I expect it seems extraneous to many US users.
>Frank Abate

Beverly Olson Flanigan         Department of Linguistics
Ohio University                     Athens, OH  45701
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