Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 16:23:03 -0400 From: Beverly Flanigan 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.