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Old 04-23-2008, 07:42 PM   #241
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run for the dictionary, everyone!
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:43 PM   #242
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Do you pronounce the d in Wednesday too?
there are 2 "d" sounds in Wednesday.

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Old 04-23-2008, 07:44 PM   #243
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HLJ, I think 1 "all ya'll" counts for 2 "y'all"s.
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:45 PM   #244
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there are 2 "d" sounds in Wednesday.

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not according to the OED


anyway, waht to you mean "run" -a tru wordophile alwats has the two-volume Shorter Oxford within arms-reach
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:46 PM   #245
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discussion re: "often" --

http://www.englishforums.com/English...vbpwk/post.htm

http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/often.html
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:47 PM   #246
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there are 2 "d" sounds in Wednesday.

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I've always said Wed-ns-day
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:49 PM   #247
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but the first d comes before the n
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:50 PM   #248
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not according to the OED


anyway, waht to you mean "run" -a tru wordophile alwats has the two-volume Shorter Oxford within arms-reach
how else would you pronounce it?
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:54 PM   #249
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but the first d comes before the n
in spelling, but not in pronunciation.

eta: okay my dictionary does not list the first d in pronunciation. says: wenz-da.

I think when I pronounce it, there is a soft d sound in there before, or as part of the z sound.
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:56 PM   #250
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okay, this is the note on pronunciation of often from my Random House unabridged:

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Often was pronounced with a t-sound until the 17th century, when a pronunciation without the t came to predominate in the speech of the educated, in both North America and Great Britain, and the earlier pronunciation fell into disfavor. Common use of a spelling pronunciation has since restored the (t) for many speakers, and today [both] exist side by side. Although it is still sometimes criticized, often with a (t) is now so widely heard from educated speakers that it has become fully standard once again.
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:58 PM   #251
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in spelling, but not in pronunciation.

bollocks. that's just incorrect -like saying "nucular"
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:59 PM   #252
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well, I don't say, "wed-nes-day" or anything. see my eta above.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:01 PM   #253
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cloud is mildly irritating me today. mildly being the key word.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:01 PM   #254
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yup. wenzday.

Shall we start on Connecticut?
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:02 PM   #255
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Oh, we're going back on topic are we?

In that case mmy hair is mildy irritating me. And my eczema.
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