Print

Print


On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 6:29 PM, Paul Hartzer<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Are there grounds for arguing *definitively* that "client" has two syllables while "I" has one? They seem like the same diphthong to me.

The word "client" rhymes with "giant" and not with "pint".  Diphthongs
have two vowel qualities, not two syllables.

-- 
Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>