Date: Sat, 28 Oct 1995 13:32:09 -0700

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

Subject: Re: folk/folklore

I'm not sure anybody's ever put it this way before, but if this is a

classic connundrum of "Is this a [true] dialect pronunciation or [merely]

the 'error' of spelling pronunciation?", there seems to be another

question lurking underneath: Can we as a literate society productively

consider "spelling pronunciation" as a legitimate dialect of English?

On Fri, 27 Oct 1995, Elaine Green wrote:

On Fri, 27 Oct 1995, Kathleen M. O'Neill wrote:

Funny thing is, I'm pretty sure I'm pronouncing the "l" in all of them.

Folk, folklore, folkdance, etc.

I also pronounce the "l" in all three.

Elaine Green

University of Georgia