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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 an adjective. Padraic.
> > Is this incorrect? > Does it make me a lunatic? :) > > > -Stephen (Steg)