Date: Wed, 1 Nov 1995 08:52:19 -0800

From: Dan Moonhawk Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S1.CSUHAYWARD.EDU

Subject: Re: fillim

Growing up in a port-town of Los Angeles, Wilmington, I had a next-door

neighbor from Missouri who said both 'fillum' and 'bullub' when talking

about photographic equipment. Sounds like consonant-cluster reduction to me!

On Wed, 1 Nov 1995, SETH SKLAREY wrote:

I have two acquaintances who pronounce film with two syllables as

fillim or fillum. One blames his Irish roots and the other is

from New York and has a Jewish background. Does anyone have an

explanation as to a causal connection for either of these?

Seth Sklarey

David Rojas writes:

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After the /I/ in 'milk', 'silk', and 'film', I do pronounce the /l/ before the

final consonant; however, in /a/ words such as 'balm', 'calm', 'balk', 'talk',

'walk', etc, I think I never pronounce the /l/ before the final consonant.

I would like to get some feedback on the distribution of this pronunciation

"rule" that I seem to express. D M Rojas (drojas1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]