Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 15:33:48 -0400 From: "Bethany K. Dumas" 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. Best, Bethany Bethany K. Dumas, J.D., Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, Language & Law Department of English EMAIL: dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 311/1117 McClung Tower (423) 974-6965, (423) 974-6926 (FAX) University of Tennessee Editor, Language in the Judicial Process: Knoxville, TN 37996-0430 USA