Why "Lincoln" is pronounced like Linking???

silk   Monday, July 14, 2003, 23:47 GMT
Yes, thanks Ashley.
soll   Monday, July 14, 2003, 23:51 GMT
I wish there was a standard pronuncitation symbols in Engish. Lincoln is written in two ways by natives :

ling-ken >>>>>>>> Ashley
lincoln = linkun>>>>Brad
Jim   Monday, July 14, 2003, 23:59 GMT
We all have different accents but for me the "o" in "Lincoln" is not like the "i" in "hit" but I'd agree that the second "l" is not pronounced. I'm with Simon when he says "the second vowel of Lincoln is a schwa". Schwa is a letter in the IPA which represents the central vowel. Tom's ASCII phonetic alphabet* uses /../ so "Lincoln" is pronounced /link..n/ and "linking" is pronounced /linkiN/.

* http://www.antimoon.com/misc/phonchart-print.htm
Jim   Tuesday, July 15, 2003, 00:09 GMT
Yes, I wish there were a standard pronunciation symbols in Engish too. I've written "Lincoln" in a third way. However, I have used a standard: the Antimoon standard. Check it out in the link.

Come to think of it though, what I wrote in the post above was wrong. The "n" gets pronounced /N/ not /n/ before "k". So the correct version is:

Lincoln ==>> /liNk..n/

linking ==>> /liNkiN/

SAMPA is another standard.