Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 17:09:06 -0400
From: David Bergdahl
Subject: Re: kleenex, sheetrock, and dragon systems; emoticon

On Fri, 29 May 1998, Alan Baragona wrote:
> Oops. Let me revise that. The pronunciation I was taught by the computer
> geek had the lax /I/, not the diphthong, which is what I was looking at, but
> not the /mat/. So I pronounce it /i.'mot.I.kan/.
I'm surprised at all these intervocalic T's!! This qtr I was interviewed
by a TESOL student who had just returned from seven years in Indonesia.
When I mentioned the term he wrote down "emodican" :-) I say [i 'mod
[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] kan], obviously.

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