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Re: YAEPT French loans (was: 'out-' affix in conlangs?)

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 18:42
On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 2:33 PM, R A Brown <ray@...> wrote:
> But you mustn't lump all anglophones together. The Merkans do consistently > give final stress to French loan words
See? :)
> even if they mangle the vowels, e.g. 'lingerie' almost invariably seems to have > final stressed [e] or > [ej].
Yup. [YAEPT alert!] I assume y'all put an [i] there. What about the first syllable? We tend to pronounce that as [an] (vs. French [&~], I suppose...) -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


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