Talk:publically

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Pronunciation[edit]

Really the same as publicly? This looks like it would have an extra syllable. Equinox 20:38, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Any example of "ally" is just one syllable (the same as 'ly'), eh? Do you say "rhythmically" differently than how you'd say it if it were "rhythmicly"? EgyptianSushi 22:54, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
No, but I say "really" differently than I say "rely"! RolandR 18:03, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
"Originally" is five clear syllables for me. It's not "origin-lee". Equinox 19:01, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
As somebody who has (in past) spelt the word as "publically", I can affirm that it is pronounced in exactly the same way as the alternative. 121.45.50.178 08:45, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
Ultimately, this spelling has arisen as a result of people not being clear as to the fact that 'publicly' was the correct spelling, the word being made up of the word public and the ending -ly. It was an exception to the rule that you add -ally (rather than -ly) when making adjectives that end in -ic into adverbs. At some point in the last couple of decades, Merriam-Webster recognised the misspelling as being acceptable. The commonly recognised spelling in all English speaking nation-states it that of 'publicly'. Hence, there is absolutely no difference in the pronunciation as it represents the self-same word. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 23:49, 30 July 2013 (UTC)