"parap(@)legic"

Dennis Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Mon May 21 16:25:38 UTC 2007


In between 'maximum onset' and 'simplify all
clusters,' what's a poor English speaker to do.
(Especially when 'trash all schwas' is, I spose,
creating onset clusters right and left.

dInIs

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>I know I also insert a vowel sound there. But now that I know it's naughty,
>I will continue to do so :)
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>Scot LaFaive
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>>From: Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
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>>Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 11:46:36 -0400
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>>I didn't see 60 Minutes, Charlie, but I have heard that pronunciation
>>"quite a few," as we would say down home in Texas :-), times. The
>>annoyance thereof is sufficient unto the day.
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>>[Anderson Cooper's a person?! I thought that it was a corporation:
>>Anderson, Cooper & Co., Inc., LLC.]
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>>-Wilson
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>>On 5/21/07, Charles Doyle <cdoyle at uga.edu> wrote:
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>>  > I expect many of us noticed on "60 Minutes" last night: In several
>>instances, Anderson Cooper inserted an additional syllable in the middle of
>>the word "paraplegic."
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>>  > --Charlie
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