Date: Fri, 27 Oct 1995 12:11:50 -0500 From: Charles F Juengling Subject: Re: folk/folklore Wayne, What do you mean `folk' has no /l/? Several years ago I was in a class in which the prof had us underline all the resonants in a certain paragraph ( as we speak them, not the letters). He was shocked to learn that every student, about 2 dozen, in the class has /l/ in `folk.' Fritz Juengling, who also has /l/ in `calm', `psalm', `palm' `almond' On Fri, 27 Oct 1995, Wayne Glowka wrote: > 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] >