End of ADS-L Digest - 10 Nov 1995 to 11 Nov 1995 ************************************************ There are 8 messages totalling 159 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. RhetORic 2. Political Blunder (3) 3. Funny Names for Newspapers 4. near rich (2) 5. Knarly? ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 12 Nov 1995 09:39:42 -0500 From: James C Stalker Subject: Re: RhetORic My 18 yr old son consistently pronounces lethargy with the stress on the second syllable, and appropriate vowel shifts. I, being a dutiful father, pointed out that in lethargic, the stress was on the second syllable, but in lethargy it was on the first (ignoring differential stress). He said that if I wanted to do it that way, OK, but he was going to make them sound the same because he preferred it that way. My guess is that he learned lethargic first and applied that pronunciation to the noun.