-tor again

Randy Alexander strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
Tue Apr 7 04:36:05 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 10:45 AM, Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at gmail.com> wrote:

> During the NCAA semifinals Saturday evening, a coach used the
> pronunciation [kVm'p<h>E*@*R].  The interviewer, responding, said
> [kVm'p<h>E*@'t<h>Or.], with a primary stressed final syllable and an
> aspirated /t/.

The Vulcans have landed!
But are you sure it's a *primary* stressed final syllable, as in "come pet a

Randy Alexander
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