What Is An Orthoepist?

What is an orthoepist? That is an interesting word. Today’s featured post offers a great definition.

 

 

Charles Elster in his Big Book of Beastly Pronunciations submits reluctantly and ungraciously to the fact that a great many educated English speakers pronounce the “l” in almond:

With so many accepted pronunciations of the word, common sense dictates that the prudent orthoepist, like the circumspect politician, refrain from issuing a dictum and instead defer to regional and personal preference–in common parlance, go with the flow. Click here to learn more.

 

Kelly and Nancy

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