Date: Mon, 1 Sep 1997 22:47:02 -0400 From: "Bethany K. Dumas" 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." Bethany Bethany K. Dumas, J.D., Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, Language & Law Department of English EMAIL: dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 311/1117 McClung Tower (423) 974-6965, (423) 974-6926 (FAX) University of Tennessee Editor, Language in the Judicial Process: Knoxville, TN 37996-0430 USA [Sept-Dec '97, Dep't of Linguistics/470 ICC/Georgetown University/ Washington, D.C. 20057/202-687-6029]