Toby Bartels <toby+wikipedia(a)math.ucr.edu> wrote:
Toby is once again, dead wrong. The proper incorrect
spelling for "pretty"
is "purdy" -- with a "D"... I'm compiling my sources now...
This spelling indicates use of a voiced alveoloar flap
instead of an unvoiced alveolar stop (IPA [t]).
Since mav well may use this flap himself (saying "priddy"),
perhaps he left it out of his mispronunciation spelling,
lest he be accused of hypocrisy.
Say ... /you/ don't use that flap, do you SV?
(Test: Do you pronounce "latter" and "ladder" the same?)
You're not being hypocritical here, are you? ^_^
Similarly, anybody that makes fun of G.W. Bush
by spelling his pronunciation of "nuclear" as "noocular",
yet themself pronounces the word as "nooclear",
is being hypocritical (that's why I wrote "nucular").
"nookyuhlar" is primarily unjustified exaggeration.
And don't get me started on "wuz"!
(Brits, of course, have more freedom to make fun of Americans
using some of these spellings.)
LOL. Thanks to both of you anyway :-)
We should have sounds in wiktionary...
to be NPOV, each word would have to respect each pronunciation :-)
And...I pronounce nuclear, newclear :-(((
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