Date: Wed, 26 Apr 1995 01:13:22 -0500

From: Leo Horishny Leo_Horishny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]POL.COM

Subject: Re: Diffucalty

DARE's entry uses "diffucalty" for the headword, with "defewgelty" and

"diffugalty" as variants. We assumed them to be variants of "difficulty."

Quotes are from 1958, 1960, 1978 (all oral or from private correspondence).

Joan Hall

Thanks Ms. Hall, I wasn't that far off after all. The part of the word I

wasn't sure about was the 't' or 'd' sound at the end of the word. It appears

't' is the official phoneme.

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