Re: Let's see some examples, Virginia.

Subject: Re: Let's see some examples, Virginia.
From: Valerie Archambeau <varchamb -at- MIDWAY -dot- UCHICAGO -dot- EDU>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 1994 15:54:14 -0600


>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:

>page --> paging
>skate --> skating
>drape --> draping
>gape --> gaping
>brake --> braking
>stage --> staging
>rage --> raging
>forage --> foraging
>storage --> storing
>bore --> boring
>snore --> snoring
>deplore --> deploring

>Or maybe it's just a general rule in Oklahoma. I've
>never been there. I know these don't all exactly match
>your point, but I think I found a more general rule
>than yours.

>David Oberstadt Santa Teresa Lab
>daveo -at- vnet -dot- ibm -dot- com San Jose, California

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