Date: Sun, 29 Oct 1995 14:01:56 -0800 From: Rima & Kim McKinzey Subject: Re: folk/folklore Can we as a literate society productively >consider "spelling pronunciation" as a legitimate dialect of English? > Seems to me that English, with all its borrowings - spelling and all - could get truly ridiculous if all "spelling pronunciations" became accepted as a legitimate dialect. I think of Monty Python's "Holy Grail" where the French commander calls out to the "English /kuhnigits/." Rima