Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 16:23:03 -0400
From: Beverly Flanigan FLANIGAN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Subject: Re: devel. of flaccid /flaesid/ pron.?
I doubt that people would generalize a strange word like 'flaccid' to a
/ks/ pronunciation; rather, I would predict /s/ on analogy with 'acid,'
'lucid,' etc. Indeed, 'accept' is sometimes pronounced [[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]sEpt]; the
African American educator Norma Stokes (correct name?) uses this
pronunciation in the video "American Tongues." The /s/ variant here
may be motivated by a distinction between 'accept' and 'except' though.