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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 20
# 8
07-09-2012, 03:56 PM
Actually, if you've ever studied language patterns, you know that "shortening" words into a single syllable is quite common.

You will also realize that it is not unusual to associate a hard consonant sound at the end of a shortened word if it follows the native speakers' speech pattern.

For example, says KLINGS out loud ten times and you will see what I mean.

If you pay close attention, you will hear the "kay" sound slip in, ever so subtly.

As to your hypothesis about Colonel Klink... it is actually disproved by the simple fact that your cited reference is NOT the origin of the word KLINK.

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Last edited by woody898; 07-09-2012 at 04:48 PM. Reason: spelling