Letter: Linguistic currency

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Sir:Michael Swan (letter, 6 May) has some telling points regarding mispronunciations. Violated verboids and mangled morphemes are becoming linguistic currency, but the growing army of vowel-droppers and r-eliders has very little time for the pronunciation purists. We are increasingly regarded as "antiquidated" and can be often accused of "hairissment". It's all "verbage", ain't it?

JOHN O'BYRNE

Dublin

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