Date: Mon, 1 Sep 1997 22:47:02 -0400

From: "Bethany K. Dumas" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTK.EDU

Subject: Re-spellings

On another list, someone asked:

I think Alje (_how_ does he pronounce that?) is right.

Someone else wrote:

He pronounces it "Aljaee," like "algae".

My question: why do people substitute one non-phonetic spelling for

another. Why was the response not simply "Algae."


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