hard words on TV! Part deux

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu May 10 18:34:02 UTC 2007

Trip, trap, trip trap.

BTW, is this onomotopoeic expression from Norwegian, and if so, what
sound exactly does it stand for? Does it have any other use in English
besides the Three Billy Goats Gruff?

Benjamin Barrett

Tom Zurinskas wrote:
> I'd go with ~speesheez instead of ~speeshees (species).
> I call it tradnouncing or tradtalking (saying a phoneme in a most familiar
> way as it would be pronounced for most traditonal spelling).  I call
> traditional spelling, tradspel.

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