Re: [R] W-E-I-R-D Weird!

From: Bert Gunter <gunter.berton_at_gene.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 15:33:27 -0700

 Hoisted by own petard! How appropriate.

  1. I hereby invoke the codicil.
  2. Check the dictionary. An accepted pronunciation of inveigle is "inveegle."

Does this allow me to wriggle through the escape clause?

-----Original Message-----
From: Rolf Turner [mailto:r.turner_at_auckland.ac.nz] Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 3:28 PM
To: Bert Gunter
Cc: R-help forum
Subject: Re: [R] W-E-I-R-D Weird!

On 2/07/2008, at 10:15 AM, Bert Gunter wrote:

> Ow ow ow. I can't stand it any longer! "Weird" is one of those weird
> exceptions in English to the "i before e except after c" rule and
> is spelled
> "W-E-I-R-D" .
>
> In case you're interested, the other exceptions are seize, inveigle ,
> either, leisure, neither.

        What about weigh and neighbour? :-)

	(If you're invoking the codicil ``or when sounded "aye" as in
	neighbour or weigh'', then shouldn't inveigle not be considered
	an exception either?) (Or am I mispronouncing ``inveigle''?)

		cheers,

			Rolf Turner

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