uniting two old threads...

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri May 26 15:01:25 UTC 2006

1)  What was it we were going to call the "Nabisco", "Gestapo",
"Comintern" type formations, which are to syllables what acronyms are
to letters?  Here's another one...

2)  For those who fondly remember our "mullet" thread:  I just
learned that the usual appellation for it in German is "Vokuhila",
also sometimes spelled "VokuHila" or "VoKuHiLa" < vorne kurz hinter
lang (= front short back long).  An obvious instance of...whatever
the answer to the question (1) is.


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