Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 21:39:32 -0700 From: Rudy Troike 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]