End of ADS-L Digest - 17 Feb 1994 to 18 Feb 1994 ************************************************ There are 10 messages totalling 319 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. /k(j)upan/ (2) 2. [u]/[ju] (3) 3. GURT '94 Presessions 4. Houston St (2) 5. initial too 6. Houston St part 2 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 19 Feb 1994 09:26:10 -0500 From: Robert Kelly Subject: Re: /k(j)upan/ When i was a child, during World War II, I recall a Readers Digest (I grew up textually challenged, believe you moi!) that spent some time discussing for the vast public whether kyoopon or koopon was right. For the blissful young, coupon was a word of major incidence at that era, since rationing of food and gasoline was mediated by coupons. I've forgotten what they triued to shame us into suppressing. But I was left with the impression then (whatever value an eight year old's take would be) that kyoopon was on the same bad side of the tracks as kolyum (noospaper kolyum would be the sort of thing). Hypercorrectia uninformeda. rk