Date: Sun, 10 Sep 1995 11:13:37 -0400 From: "E. Wayles Browne" Subject: Re: contempt vs. content If _comptroller_ can be pronounced _controller_, one would think that _contempt_ could be pronounced _content_ (though I still wouldn't want to pronounce it content, myself). Does anyone know how the first pair of words came to resemble each other? Wayles Browne, Assoc. Prof. of Linguistics Morrill Hall, Cornell University Ithaca, New York 14853, U.S.A. tel. 607-255-0712 (o), 607-273-3009 (h) e-mail ewb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (1989 to 1993 was: jn5j[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]cornella.bitnet // jn5j[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]