Date: Tue, 7 Nov 1995 21:02:50 EST From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: supervisor/coupon I was wondering about 'insular' (for me, it CAN start out the way 'insolent' does, but it can also have the [...syu...] in it) or 'consular'. Those seem more likely candidates than the ones with second-syllable stress (assume, consume), although I'm pretty sure I hear 'consyoomer' at least as often as 'consoomer'. What's interesting is that it clearly isn't a phonological or "low-level" phonetic constraint, since I have no trouble (nor, I assoom, does Natalie) with Did he [KISyu]? Doesn't that just [pIsyu] off? Larry