[Ads-l] FAFSA metathesis

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Oct 6 09:38:48 EDT 2016

Hmm.  I've had occasion to pronounce this many a time (no more!) and can't remember uttering (or hearing others utter) it as [faesf@], which in fact a bit of a tongue-twister for me.  It's not that I don't metathesize elsewhere--"integral" is often a particular problem.  But not FAFSA.


> On Oct 5, 2016, at 9:57 PM, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET> wrote:
> At financial aid info session, listening to speaker pronounce FAFSA as /fæsfɑ/ again & again. So do ppl in audience. And my wife! Why??
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