[LMB] "Learned" as title/style

Joel Polowin jpolowin at hotmail.com
Wed May 12 04:08:25 BST 2021


Joel Polowin <jpolowin at hotmail.com> wrote:
> David Bowen <dmb0317 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 3:54 PM A. Marina Fournier wrote:
>>> One syllable or two?
>> My dictionary says the verb is one syllable, the adjective two. The title
>> would seem to be derived from the adjective, so two syllables for me.
>
> That's the distinction that I'd use.  For clarity, add a grave accent
> ("`") over the second "e".

For that matter, I might draw a distinction between "learned behaviour",
something that has been learned (one syllable, with a small glitch for
the tongue movement), and "learn`ed behaviour", behaviour as of someone
who is learn`ed (two full syllables).

Joel



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