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fauxnetic

fauxnetic

English

Adjective

fauxnetic (not comparable)

  1. (humorous) Of a respelling system: not adequately indicating pronunciation.
    • (Language Log, "A pretentious and altogether lamentable affectation", 2010 December 28)
      George H.'s use of "ah" is, strictly speaking, erroneous, although we can't expect much more from a fauxnetic transcription.

Quotations

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:fauxnetic.