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

Lois Aleta Fundis loisaletafundis at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 21:51:04 BST 2020


I think the l in "talk" and "walk" an "balk" are more to indicate a sort of
gutteral sound than an actual L sound.
Many words in the English language have developed such oddnesses.
Just learn to live with it.

On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 8:06 PM Harvey Fishman <fishman at panix.com> wrote:

> I pronounce the 'l' in talk and walk and balk.
>
> Harvey
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> >Why are there  'L's in 'talk' and 'walk'?  To be consistent, we should
> just
> >spell those words with a single 'o', the same way we generally represent
> >the unrounded open back vowel.
> >
> >Or we could be truly practical and use the Shavian Alphabet.
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