Day: January 29, 2016

Why is ‘pronounciation’ spelled as ‘pronunciation’ in English?

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Posted in categories: English, Linguistics

Brian Collins’ answer is impeccably correct for why pronunciation was not spelled pronounciation after the combination of the Great English Vowel Shift and Trisyllabic laxing (a long vowel three syllables back is shortened, as in insane ~ insanity). But all the answers aren’t really answering why pronunciation is still being pronounced pronunciation. Let’s look at […]