Re: Lun-A-tic L-U-natics
|From:||Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 20, 1998, 20:54|
On Sun, 20 Dec 1998, Steg Belsky wrote:
> I don't know why....just for some reason, i've always pronounced
> "lunatic" differently whether it's a noun or a verb.
> Noun (crazy person) = /'lunatik/
> Adjective (crazy) = /lu'n&tik/ (with the flap t of "butter")
> So, for instance, i call Sally's project the "lunAtic survey", and the
> After Dark screensaver game "lunAtic fringe", but ask my brother if he's
> a "lUnatic" when he does something crazy.
For what it's worth, I accent it the same way. Though, with the recent
exception of the Lunatic Survey, I've had very little reason to use L as
> Is this incorrect?
> Does it make me a lunatic? :)
> -Stephen (Steg)