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MR: Wlonk

Poster: edh@ascc01.ascc.lucent.com (Alfredo el Bufon)

Mistress Branwynn, wlonkful Wynn, winking, weighs in with:
> > However much I'd like to use wlonk in my everyday SCAdian vocab,
> > there are some uses in which it will NOT surpass spiffy for proper
> > rhythm and just-so-ness, FI, "Too wlonk for my hat.." Somehow
> > leaves ya wanting, eh, Henry? ;^)

Ld. Henry hmmms here:
> Hmmm. Wlonk won't scan; but maybe w'lonk would. Wlonk seems to imply a
> vowel between the W and L. Otherwise, how would you even pronounce the
> darn thing?

Puh-LEEZE! "WL" is just a consonant blend, like "bl" or "pl"; it's just
a blend that we're not used to using.  You make the "w" sound with your
lips while making the "l" sound with your tongue; there's no theoretical
reason why you can't do both at once.

If "wlonk" _were_ a two-syllable word, the accent would be on the second
syllable, so it still wouldn't have the same scansion as "spiffy".
(Unless, of course, the two syllables are /WLON-uk/)

-- Alfredo
(who thinks "disks" is a two- or three-syllable word.)
Alfredo el Bufon
Elvegast, Windmaster's Hill, Atlantia

Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back. -- Babe Ruth (1895-1948)

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