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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000916.txt from 2000/04

From: "Dee D. Hays" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Flute players - more
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2000 08:03:50 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Hausmann" <>
Subject: Re: [kl] Flute players

> 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
> 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
> probably be noted as archaic.

Just a follow-up comment, my spell checker accepted both spellings in my
previous reply.

Dee Hays
Canton, SD

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