(Based on "How to challenge a duplicate closing," it seems posting a query here is how to do it...)

"How to pronounce letter “e” in new invented brand names? (in fictional words)" is merged as it is an exact duplicate of this question -- which it is -- but the original question doesn't exist: "page not found."

Since the original doesn't exist, shouldn't we re-open the new one?


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Well spotted. I have closed the question as a duplicate of the one Mr. Shiny and New lank to. (Any rule for pronouncing “e”?)

  • Shouldn't that be 'lank' (simple past)? E.g. drink, drank, drunk; ring, rang, rung; sink, sank, sunk ---> link, lank, lunk. Aug 29, 2015 at 9:00
  • Well spotted! I've fixed it Aug 29, 2015 at 15:12
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    @chaslyfromUK your suggestion made me blink, blank, blunk. Is that irony or do you truly think, thank, thunk so?
    – Hugh
    Aug 30, 2015 at 0:13
  • chastly was teasing I believe, as he is from the UK he would know that lank is not correct. It should be linked and in this case 'and the new linked to' adding the 'the'. Hugo was attempting to point that out in a humorous fashion and it was funny, but that could be lost on someone learning the language. So that's why I wanted to make sure you got the correct usage.
    – Mce128
    Sep 1, 2015 at 23:13
  • I think Matt is also in on the joke; he is a moderator on the site and despite the use of Cyrillic characters in his name, his profile states that "British English is [his] native language."
    – herisson
    Sep 2, 2015 at 2:43
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    Ha! "Lank", I'm laughing so hard I can't see straight.
    – Born2Smile
    Sep 2, 2015 at 18:03
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    I accidentally chank a chink in my cup, and now all I’ve got is this chunk of porcelain… Sep 3, 2015 at 14:20

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