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From: Richard Mateosian[SMTP:srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG]
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 1995 11:45 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list TEC
Subject: Re: ... (and e-mail/email)
>I used to prefer "email," but I've realized recently
>that it adds another oddity to the phonetics of
>English, which is odd enough as it is.
Scanning quickly through the "ema" words in my 10th Collegiate, I find:
emaciate, emancipate, emarginate, emasculate, which start about like
when I pronounce them. The exception in that group is emanate.
Further down the alphabet you'll find emotion and emu. I'm not going to
lengthy study of this, but to my mind the pronunciation argument against
email is pretty weak. ...RM