Date: Sun, 5 Mar 1995 14:01:03 EST From: Terry Lynn Irons Subject: Re: subject blooper On a lighter note, one might say that the r substitution is a rhotacism characteristic of Verner's Law. I, too, had a question about whether the {s} in {aux arcs} would be pronounced, based on my rudimentary knowledge of French. I can see how the spelling Ozarks Mountains can be legitimized as a pseudo-learned spelling to reflect etymology. And Don Lance attests to this spelling as perhaps a change in progress. My question is, has this change in spelling resulted in a change in pronunciation? Do people say [ozarks mauntnz]? In the names of businesses that use this spelling, does the way people say the name reflect the spelling? Terry -- (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)