Does the "council" meaning of the word have the same pronunciation as the nutritional? The [ai] diphthong seems like too much an anglophonic thing for that.

Jack Vermicelli ( 03:48, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Both the nutrition diet and the formal assembly diet are pronounced the same in U.S. English: 'daɪ.ət. —Stephen 04:14, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
And in UK English as well according to the Cambridge Pronouncing Dictionary. --EncycloPetey 04:15, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

RFV discussion: March–October 2015Edit

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I doubt that this is a true adjective, but could be convinced by evidence to the contrary. DCDuring TALK 16:10, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

What do you think of these: [1], [2], [3]? — Ungoliant (falai) 16:16, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
On second thought, the specific adjectival meaning is not obviously the same as any of the clearly appropriate noun senses. Credit is due to Purp for noticing. Obviously the adjective use is derived from one of the noun senses. It seems a bit a stretch in real life to interpret diet in diet soda as soda for "a controlled dietary regimen".
Some, at least, of the predicate uses confirm this or provide additional support, though capitalized "Diet" in quotes doesn't. DCDuring TALK 16:32, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
If it's a noun, what's its meaning? There's no noun sense for 'low in sugar or fat'. Renard Migrant (talk) 20:40, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Exactly my second thought. DCDuring TALK 01:24, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
So this is being withdrawn, right? Renard Migrant (talk) 12:15, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
I left it here to see if anyone agreed with my first thought. Evidently not. DCDuring TALK 23:34, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Note that three quotations are now in the entry diet, for phrases "diet hamburger" and "diet drink". Among OneLook dictionaries (diet at OneLook Dictionary Search), adjective for "diet" is in Merriam-Webster[4], which has actually two adjectival senses. --Dan Polansky (talk) 08:46, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

  • I did point out to PBP (in the Diet Coke RFD) that it's really a noun modifier. The adjective could quite easily be transferred to the noun as a separate sense and marked as such. Donnanz (talk) 22:37, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
To the entry and the citations page I have added two citations of "not-very-diet X" where X is a noun. - -sche (discuss) 18:56, 26 September 2015 (UTC)
Retracted by nominator ([5]). — Ungoliant (falai) 18:31, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

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