Re: USAGE: varying pronunciation of "kilo"
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 30, 2004, 18:31|
On Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 08:33:05AM -0500, John Cowan wrote:
> Words ending in vowel letters are usually recent borrowings and often
> keep their foreign phonology: "piano", e.g., although [pAi&n@] was
> not unheard-of in the 19th-early 20th centuries.
So your theory is that I am "foreignizing" the phonology of "kilo" by analogy.
That could well be. I have no insight into why it happens; as I said,
it's quite automatic.