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Query Details

Query Subject:   Osama bin L-X-den
Author:   Mark L. Louden
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Folks,

You may have noticed a number of people pronouncing Osama's patronymic
as "bin L[au]den" rather than "bin L[a:]den" (something that has caused
me to constantly do double-takes when listening to the radio recently).
My hunch is that this substitution has something to do with the
markedness of [a:] in American English. Anyone want to hazard a guess
what's going on here? Has anyone observed parallel phenomena? I will
summarize all responses.


Mark Louden

LL Issue: 12.2366
Date posted: 24-Sep-2001


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