[LMB] "Learned" as title/style
fred.fredex at gmail.com
Wed May 12 13:48:48 BST 2021
I'm sorry to have to say that putting an accent on a vowel means nothing to
me, doesn't help me AT ALL with pronunciation. (from this you'll probably
glean, correctly, that I don't know French, or Spanish, or ... and
therefore have no idea what accent marks do to the pronunciation.)
<tongue in cheek> one could describe the pronunciation as yelling at
someone named Ed, "Learn, Ed!!!<tongue in cheek/>
On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 8:08 PM 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 via Lois-Bujold
> > <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> 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".
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