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spelling pronunciation

n.
A pronunciation of a word that differs from the historically established one, arising on the basis of the word's spelling, as the introduction of a (t) into the pronunciation of often.

spelling pronunciation

n
(Phonetics & Phonology) a pronunciation of a word that is influenced by the word's orthography and often comes about as the modification of an earlier or original rendering, such as the pronunciation of the British name Mainwaring, usually (ˈmænərɪŋ), as (ˈmeɪnˌwɛərɪŋ)

spell′ing pronuncia`tion


n.
a pronunciation based on the spelling of a word, esp. one used in place of a traditional pronunciation, as (ˈweɪstˌkoʊt) instead of (ˈwɛs kət) for waistcoat.
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The \ski-zem\ variant is a spelling pronunciation; the \shi-zemvariant is another spelling pronunciation following the conventions of modern French or German; and the \si-zem\ variant retains the original Middle English and Middle French sound.
And was the pronunciation of which with a strongly aspirated onset, for instance, a northernism to be stigmatized or a spelling pronunciation to be praised (225-6)?
Any undergraduate using it must be prepared to meet without compromise not only technical terms more or less self-explanatory (spelling pronunciation, purism, generalization, and specialization of meaning) but also standard terms of linguistics, to comprehend the difference between graph, grapheme, and allograph (with graphology in the same chapter to puzzle him), to pick up what a lexeme is, what a sememe (neither is in the Index of Topics) and what a phonaestheme.