Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 16:21:52 EDT

From: Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOREHEAD-ST.EDU

Subject: Bade

The long a pronunciation, as Jesse suggests, is probably a spelling

pronunciation (how often do you hear "bade" these days) either by analogy

with words such as "made" "fade" etc or by influence of phonics.

As I understand it from my elementary language arts students who take a

course in phonics, the rule to use is, a vowel before a single consonant

and a final silent 'e' is long. Exs., hid, hide, mad, made, bad, bade?

Does this apply to forbade as well? It is more likely to occur, I think,

than bade?


Virtually, Terry


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