Roger Mills scripsit:
> > 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.
For me, it's strictly labial /U/, otherwise /V/. So all but bulb, pulp,
mulct, mulch, pulse, pulley, fulminate, refulgent, *pulsive, and Schultz
(my mother's maiden name, so I pronounce it Germanwise) have /V/.
"Inculcate" for me is /"Ink@lkeit/, so it's out of scope.
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