Tuesday, May 24, 2011

This just drives me crazy

The guy just got penalized for saying "Muskokee" instead of "Muskogee". But spelling doesn't count in Final Jeopardy?

For crying out loud, spelling is much more standardized than pronunciation. And people devoice all the time.

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At 11:18 PM, May 24, 2011 Anonymous Q. Pheevr had this to say...

And Creek doesn't even have contrastive voicing! The only reason that's a [g] and not a [k] is that it's in intervocalic position.

At 5:49 PM, May 25, 2011 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

I'm guessing that the Creek-language fluency of the contestant who answered "Muskokee" instead of "Muskogee" is pretty rusty these days ;-)


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