Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Sat Dec 15 22:22:58 UTC 2001


They're all monosyllabic for me, except, oddly, in the curious "to
run like a striped-assed ape" (i.e., fast).


>At 12:04 PM -0800 12/15/01, Lisa Wittenberg Hillyard wrote:
>>Blessed as a verb is /blEst/
>>Blessed as an adjective is /blEs ed/
>>Are there other examples of this process?
>>One gets kissed /kist/ under the holly sprig.
>>*He was the first kissed /kis ed/ guest.
>>They bussed /bust/ the troops to the city.
>>*The bussed /bus ed/ troups arrived at noon.
>Not quite the  same, but EVENING (three syllables) as a verb
>("evening out the results/batter") vs. EV'NING (two syllables) as a
>noun ("spend an evening out").
>Some posters earlier wrote about "striped" /strayp ed/ in your
>transcription system (two syllables), and I seem to recall (though
>I'm not going to check the archive at the moment) that for a subset
>of them not ALL instances of "striped" had the extra
>syllable--strip-ed (bisyll.) kitty vs. striped (monosyll.)
>toothpaste, perhaps?  For us Noo Yawkuhs, they're all /straypt/.

Dennis R. Preston
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Michigan State University
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