Date: Mon, 29 Apr 1996 10:59:01 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: epenthetic /l/ and notation woes
Holmes is definitely L-less for me, and I believe in the UK as well.
Historically it should be L-less as should Stockholm, calm, balm, alms, etc
(see Dobson v.2. sect. 425 and my article in AS 69) but there has been some
back and forth with words like falcon, vault, cauldron, and recently, calm,
Yes, for seventy pages or so of discussion on the /l/ or lack of /l/ in
certain words like "folklore," you may want to look at the archives of this
list for last fall under "folklore" (although other subject headings were
relevant). The student who asked the original question about the /l/ in
the first syllable of "folklore" apologized for causing all the trouble.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu