John Cowan wrote:
>Roger Mills scripsit:
>> Not very many Engl. bisyllables with final
>> |-el|, except borrowed "bagel" ['bejgl=])
>I find 77 of them:
>angel, babel, barrel, betel, bevel, bowel, brothel, bushel, camel,
>cancel, cannel, channel, chapel, chattel, chisel, colonel, counsel, cruel,
>cudgel, damsel, diesel, dowel, duel, easel, flannel, fuel, funnel, gavel,
>gospel, gravel, grovel, hazel, hovel, jewel, kennel, kernel, label, laurel,
>level, libel, mantel, marvel, minstrel, model, morsel, mussel, navel,
>nickel, novel, panel, parcel, pixel, pummel, quarrel, rebel, revel,
>scoundrel, sequel, shovel, shrapnel, shrivel, snivel, snorkel, sorrel,
>spandrel, spaniel, squirrel, swivel, tassel, towel, travel, trowel, tunnel,
>vessel, vowel, weasel.
>And with final stress, 13 more:
>cartel, compel, dispel, excel, expel, hotel, hovel, impel, lapel, motel,
>pastel, propel, repel.
Gaaack! Where was my memory?? I blocked on all of those when I posted.....!
(Swallowing entire bottle of Ginkgo biloba, just in case it helps.) But
then, maybe 90 out of the entire Engl. vocab. could be called "not very