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#120977 - 11/17/05 11:40 AM Re: anaptyxis  
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umm, we can't find many words that are anaptyxitic?




That's because anaptyxis is relatively rare in english, athalete and realitor being the onliest examples I can think of just right off hand.

#120978 - 11/17/05 01:44 PM Re: anaptyxis  
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Noun: anaptyxis; adjective: anaptyctic. How about the anaptyctic u in some pronuciations of nuclear?


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#120979 - 11/18/05 04:38 PM Re: mischievous  
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...I don't mean to be mis-chiev-e-ous :-)




Fine example rat cheer!

#120980 - 07/15/06 07:53 PM Re: anaptyxis  
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Anaptyctic schwas manifest themselves from time to time in Hiberno-English. Perhaps the best example is the pronunciation of "film" as the 1.5 syllable "fillum".

#120981 - 07/16/06 09:41 PM Re: anaptyxis  
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Right heyer in Marion I can find lots of examples. Y'all know that when you are exiting your car you put it in payark. I cayunt begin to cayount the words I heyer lahk thayut.


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#120982 - 07/18/06 06:27 PM Re: anaptyxis  
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And there is a subset on US'ns who manage to make two or more syllables out of four letter words. e.g Kevin Kline in "A Fish Called Wanda" Certainly adds emphasis.

#120983 - 12/07/06 12:29 AM Re: anaptyxis  
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And the winner is Syd-e-ney

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