Pronunciation of "malware"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jun 6 13:50:01 UTC 2013

So we have "malware" with the original [ae] (ash) as in "malpractice", "mall-wear" essentially with [O], and…hypergallic [a] (or really script-a) as in (my pronunciation of) moll-wear, as befits a gangster's girlfriend.  Useful, if unintended, distinctions.


On Jun 6, 2013, at 12:46 AM, W Brewer wrote:

>> <<<malware . . . mall>>>  Preponderance of lexemes with <mal-> pronounced
>> with [ash]; <<a local TV newscaster (Atlanta)>> rendered <mal-> with [ah],
>> induced by elegantese (Bollinger) = hypergallicism (Brewer).
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