Nobody's Perfect Dept.

Seán Fitzpatrick grendel.jjf at VERIZON.NET
Sun Dec 17 08:09:15 UTC 2006

<<>This is not a good definition.  I've never seen one with "may" in it.

>also means it "may not" as well.  And if it does both, why mentioin it.

>Makes no sense.-- Tom Zurinskas >>


Well, maybe “can” would have been better, but consider the undoubted phoneme
/t/.  It makes a difference in meaning between “rap” and “rapt”, but whether
one pronounces “often” as <offn> or <off-ten> makes no difference in


Seán Fitzpatrick
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