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 22709mgr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]msu.bitnet