Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 15:33:48 -0400

From: "Bethany K. Dumas" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTK.EDU

Subject: Re: devel. of flaccid /flaesid/ pron.?

On Wed, 6 Aug 1997, Jesse T Sheidlower raised interesting questions about

the "development of the pronunciation /flaesid/, rather than the older and

preferred form /flaeksid/, for _flaccid._." For various reasons, including

personal ones, I have long been interested in the question. I have a

modest amount of (pilot) survey material that I expect to "get back to"

eventually. Right now, I am about to go on vacation, so I will defer

further comment until late August.



Bethany K. Dumas, J.D., Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, Language & Law

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