Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 11:01:13 PDT
From: barbara harris GRADMA[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UVVM.UVIC.CA
Subject: Re: SCRATCH THAT LAST MESSAGE
Presumably the "traditional" pronunciation /baed/ is not all that old; the
e on the end would indicate a preceding long vowel, something like [a:].
The current /beyd/ pronunciation must be a sort of spelling pronunciation
resulting from the school rule that a final e "makes a letter say its