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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000918.txt from 2000/04

From: Karel Vahala <vahalakv@-----.au>
Subj: Re: [kl] Flute players - more
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2000 08:03:52 -0400

Dee,
Mea culpa, I shot my mouth off on autopilot without checking dictionary.
Although I think "flutist" is a newfangled way of saying flautist.

Karel
( repentant oldfashioned speller)

"Dee D. Hays" wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Hausmann" <bhausman@-----.com>
> To: <klarinet@-----.org>
> Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2000 7:03 AM
> 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
> 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.
> >
>
> Just a follow-up comment, my spell checker accepted both spellings in my
> previous reply.
>
> Dee Hays
> Canton, SD
>
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