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

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Wed Sep 23 16:26:19 BST 2020


On Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:32:22 +0000, "Harvey Fishman" <fishman at panix.com>
wrote:

>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.

You *don't* have to pay for the OED if you're a member of most UK
libraries, which have a group account.  As it doesn't cost to join a
library, it's a no-brainer for UK folk (not fok).
>
>Harvey
>
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>>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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