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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000914.txt from 2000/04

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausman@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Flute players
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2000 08:03:48 -0400

At 01:13 PM 4/21/2000 +0800, Karel Vahala wrote:
>Unless North American english spelling of this word is different, people
>playing the flute are FLAUTISTS, _not_ flutists.
>
While that was at one time considered correct, that spelling has fallen out
of favor, at least in the US. My dictionary lists "flautist" as a variant
of "flutist," rather than the other way around. In future editions it will
probably be noted as archaic.

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