Rachel Klippenstein wrote:
> Tim May wrote:
> >Joe Fatula wrote (...)
> >>Can anyone think of another word that has this
> >>vowel before "l"? I'm wondering if the prescence
> >>of "l" has anything to do with this in my
> >"Bull". (At least, in my (~RP) speech.)
> and "full"
> hmm, they all start with labials.
Not all (actually palatals and dentals are rarest).........
cull, gull, mull, null, dull, lull, cult, gulf, gulp, skull, bulb, pulp,
mulct, mulch, pulse
ultra, sultry, pulley, gully, sully, lullaby, fulminate, culminate,
refulgent, culprit, culpable, re/im/com/pulsive, inculcate,
Schultz, Mullins, Stull (but names don't count).......
and no doubt others.