A Minor Curiosity

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brogine
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A Minor Curiosity

Postby brogine » Wed Aug 17, 2022 5:50 pm

When do you pronounce ‘enveloped’ with the accent on the final syllable? When it carries the specific sense of putting something in an envelope.
Peripherally, under ‘envelope’ in the OED, /ˈɑnvəˌloʊp/, and its British counterpart, are listed after the sensible way.

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Re: A Minor Curiosity

Postby Slava » Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:21 pm

For me, when speaking of an envelope, I'd go with ENveloped.
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Re: A Minor Curiosity

Postby brogine » Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:29 pm

Of course you’re right. Don’t know what I was thinking. Thanks for shortening my period of humiliation!


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