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Liam Proven lproven at
Wed Nov 18 06:02:39 CST 2020

On Wed, 18 Nov 2020 at 02:53, Fred Cisin via cctalk
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> Most of us "merkens" haven't truly mastered one language.

I was very surprised to discover a couple of years ago that many in
the USA pronounce "squirrel" as "skwerl". My surprise was subsequently
pushed to its limits when I discovered that the 'L' in 'solder' has
become silent and it is now commonly pronounced "sodder".

But yesterday, I discovered that the 'L' in words such as "palm",
"balm" and "psalm" is _no longer_ silent and is actively pronounced in
some regions of the US, and mere surprise was no longer adequate and I
was forced to resort to astonishment.

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