[Ads-l] inde-fatigue-able

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 26 10:42:31 EDT 2016


I assume Larry means alternate pronunciation and not spelling. I don't see
any dictionaries with alt. prons either, but check out Wiktionary, which
provides an audio example of the "inde-fatigue-able" pronunciation, despite
not transcribing it in IPA.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/indefatigable

On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 10:26 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> I've definitely heard it (and winced, I admit), but I don't see it listed
> as an alternate spelling in the first few dictionaries I checked online.
>
> LH
>
> > On Oct 26, 2016, at 10:04 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > Kellyanne Conway, the T---p's campaign manager, also says "in dee
> fatigue a
> > bull."
> >
> > JL
> >
> > On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 5:38 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 2:54 PM, Jonathan Lighter <
> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> That's how a top CNN anchor (really) pronounces "indefatigable."
> >>>
> >>
> >> I used to use that pronunciation, myself. But, unluckily, no one was
> paying
> >> me to do it.
> >>
> >> Sad on me.
>
>

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