Re: Monosyllables (was Re: Alphabets (was Re: Bill Gates))

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 6 Oct 1997 22:32:21 -0700 (PDT)

> > one consonant and one vowel or just one vowel. Languages like English or
> > German, where syllables can be CCCVCC (streets), are a little harder to
> > transcribe without a godawful number of characters.
> It's worse than that: CCCVCCCVC is a single syllable in such English words
> as "scratched" and "stretched". (I always wondered when that bit of trivia
> would serve a purpose in some conversation apart from its trivia value...)
> Nine letters, seven phonemes, one syllable.

Well, that's really only CCCVCCC, in phonemes. Although I have heard
someone in a used record store say that they discount the "scratcheds".
We'll have to contrive some way to squeeze an extra liquid in there:
perhaps "scraltcheds"?

I have to clean my monitor now...

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