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- adj. Capable of being distinctly pronounced in speech; enunciable.
- adj. Capable of being expressed; sayable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being pronounced.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being pronounced or uttered.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being uttered or pronounced
The reason that I bothered with the argument of vowelless [mz] being pronounceable is simply that I do, in fluent speech, usually produce the vowelless [mz], and therefore wanted to explain the more objectionable position, figuring the vowelled pronunciation of Ms. could defend itself.
AMUN, among the Egyptians, was a name pronounceable by none save the
“Al-Kajari” is the corruption, which denotes its foreign origin, and renders its name pronounceable to Arabs.
Amun's name pronounceable only by the Egyptian Priests, 621-l.
It's telling that Cameron describes the resulting tongue as something that is "pronounceable" yet sounds "exotic and not specific to human languages."
In an earlier issue of VERBATIM writers have commented on what have come to be called "bacronyms," names of companies, products, charities, and other institutions that have been chosen solely because their acronyms yield words that are pronounceable, meaningful, or both.
I was the guest at the Science Fiction Society of Northern New Jersey, famous for having the least-pronounceable acronym in skiffydom.
Popping into the oven, I perused the ingredients list which again was mercifully short and pronounceable, but odd.
Mr. Alter conducted a similar study in 2006 showing that companies with pronounceable ticker symbols—such as RAD for Rite Aid Corp.—performed better in the stock market following an initial public offering.
She's a Democratic pollster, senior vice president of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, distinguished for having much more pronounceable names.
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