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Subject:Let's see some examples, Virginia. From:David Oberstadt <daveo -at- VNET -dot- IBM -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 19 Jul 1994 10:23:35 PDT
Virginia Krenn (asdxvlk -at- OKWAY -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU) writes:
Because the e at the end of a syllable determines the pronunciation
of the other vowel in the syllable, I would opt for scaleable (sounds
like pale as opposed to scalable (sounds like pal). There may be
exceptions to this rule. But, this is generally true.
Not to flame, Virginia, but I'd like some examples of this
thing you say is 'generally true.' I suppose everything has
exceptions (with exceptions, of course) but just off the top
of my head: