[LMB] OT: More words that I HATE!!
ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 17:00:18 BST 2020
I've always been a natural speller. I can't really explain it other than
to say that I've a very good memory for anything I've read. Back in
school, it was routine for me to ace every spelling test we did.
On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 10:35 AM Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:24:37 -0400, Fred <fred.fredex at gmail.com> wrote:
> >it's there because they sound like "tall-k" or "wall-k', not tok or wok.
> >but I have to admit there may be regional accents that drop the l, though
> >I've not encountered one.
> In standard British English, 'talk' and 'torque' are usually homophones.
> So the 'l' is not sounded as explicitly as "tall-k" would suggest, but
> it does modify the sound, otherwise it would be a homophone with "tack".
> Some accents lean a little heavier on the 'l' than others, of course,
> including "RP".
> News: rich people paying rich people to tell middleclass people to blame
> poor people.
> - graffito
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