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> From: Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>
> It's definitely a mistake to say that "The English word 'client' is
> monosyllabic."  No matter what dialect of English you happen to speak,
> that's simply a false statement.  It is monosyllabic for some
> speakers, and that distinction needs to be reflected in the data,
> unless the tool is specifically about one particular dialect of
> English.

Are there grounds for arguing *definitively* that "client" has two syllables while "I" has one? They seem like the same diphthong to me.

-- Paul