[LMB] OT: More words that I HATE!!

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Tue Sep 22 13:42:36 BST 2020


I have a mostly Philadelphia accent. I pronounce, at least slightly, some of the letters that are silent in other accents.

Christian, husband, father, granddaddy, son, American. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me.
William A Wenrich
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Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: More words that I HATE!!

I am not looking; I am listening. The OED, which you do have to pay for,
includes sound examples of U.K. and American pronunciations of its
words, and you can hear the 'l' in each case.

Harvey

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Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: More words that I HATE!!

>Cambridge's online dictionary lists both UK and US pronunciations.  Neither
>has an 'l' sound.  Can't check the OED, they charge.  They also concern
>themselves with the history of words - are you sure you're not looking at
>an archaic pronunciation?  Because I've never heard anyone speak that way -
>even the accents that pronounce "water" as "wa'a".  Even they don't have an
>L in those words.
>
>Matt "the 3 is silent" G.
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