Date: Fri, 27 Oct 1995 08:21:07 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: folk/folklore An astute sophomore in my linguistics class yesterday asked why "folk" has no /l/ but why the same element in "folklore" does. I had never noticed this difference in my own pronunciation before, but I maintain it. Anybody got a good explanation? My only guess is that "folklore" with an /l/ in "folk" is a reading-influenced pronunciation. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]