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CHAT: R: Re: CHAT: Pronunciation (Re: Whiteness?)

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Thursday, September 7, 2000, 19:17
YHL wrote:

> OTOH, I winced whenever a friend > pronounced Weimar "waI" instead of "vaI" (I'm not going to attempt to IPA > the whole thing).
That's a thing that happens very much here in Italy under English influence: not only /waimar/, even /weimar/ and, hear hear, Worms pronounced as if it were an English town /worms/ (probably a nice countryside village with an overpopulation of lumbrici). Luca