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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. -Mark