Date: Fri, 4 Mar 1994 07:11:00 EST

From: "Dennis.Preston" 22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.BITNET

Subject: Re: local locality pronunciation

Rudy's /lingyuIstIks/ is a dandy pronunciation (and, doubtless, has something

to do with the marginal status of /gw/ clusters in English), but my favorite

in /lingoIstIks/ with its obvious half-folk etymological (?) connection to

'lingo.' While we are on pronunciations of our discipline, do others of you

note a preference for the lax vowel in the first syllable (/lI-/). I think

this is related to pronunciations which have a following alveolar (lIn-/)

rather than velar (/ling-) nasal (as we might expect).

Dennis Preston

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