Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 21:39:32 -0700
From: Rudy Troike RTROIKE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
Subject: Re: pop and soda
Before we go around the circle again on "Co-cola", any latecomers
might want to consult the ADS-L archives, where various communicants have
previously weighed in on the topic (was it about a year ago?).
Though my earlier reaction to the reported form was that I had not
heard it, I realized that, on consulting my inner speaker, that [pace the
claim that English lacks geminate consonants] I would informally say
/kowk.kowl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]/, with the dot representing the syllable boundary. I wonder how
many of those represented ORTHOGRAPHICALLY with "co-cola" may actually
say/have said /kowk.kowl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]/ rather than the indicated /kow.kowl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]/?
--Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu)