Date: Sat, 28 Oct 1995 13:32:09 -0700 From: Dan Moonhawk Alford 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 >