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LINGUIST List 19.2312

Mon Jul 21 2008

Qs: Artic for Arctic: Reference

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        1.    Arnold Zwicky, Artic for Arctic: Reference

Message 1: Artic for Arctic: Reference
Date: 20-Jul-2008
From: Arnold Zwicky <zwickycsli.stanford.edu>
Subject: Artic for Arctic: Reference
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Last September on ADS-L, Wilson Gray wrote:

''Some time in the early to middle 'Nineties, a brief analysis of
English consonant clusters, IIRC, was published in Linguistic Inquiry.
The author noted that her analysis had one major flaw: it predicted
that ''Arctic'' [arktIk] would be pronounced as though spelled
''Artic'' [artIk].'' [AMZ: which of course it is, very frequently; that was the
topic of the ADS-L thread]

I've been trying to track down this article, without success so far.

Wilson's recollection might be inaccurate as to time period, the
journal, or the sex of the author.

Note: I am NOT asking for discussion of the [artIk] pronunciation
itself, just for information about this reference.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

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