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YAEPT: L[a]unt?

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 16:10
There's a story on the BBC site about a village named "Lunt" that is
considering a name change due to vandals who mark up signs to change
the L to a C.

Roight.  Very funny, ha ha ha.  But my question relates to this line:

"One suggestion is to change it to Launt which would be pronounced the same. "

It would?  Really? And how is that, exactly?

I would pronounce "Lunt" as /lVnt/, /lUnt/, or /lunt/.  I'd pronounce
"Launt" as /lOnt/ or /launt/.  I can't come up with any pronunciation
that makes sense for both spellings...

Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


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