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john cowan writes:

Roger Mills scripsit:

> Not very many Engl. bisyllables with final
> |-el|, except borrowed "bagel" ['bejgl=])

I find 77 of them:
{snip examples)
I agree with all of them exept: fuel, jewel and duel..which are /fju:l/, /du:l/ and /dZu:l/

But, the general principle still holds.

And with final stress, 13 more:
(snip examples)
yup, exept for hovel /hVvl=/

:)

elliott lash