End of ADS-L Digest - 24 Apr 1995 to 25 Apr 1995 ************************************************ There are 12 messages totalling 242 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Diffucalty 2. Why (3) 3. Why, and how we transcribe it (2) 4. Reviewing "HEARTLAND" ENGLISH 5. Anodyne Expletives 6. had've (2) 7. Anodyne Expletives and TV police dramas 8. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 26 Apr 1995 01:13:22 -0500 From: Leo Horishny 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. leo_horishny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]pol.com