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Re: YAEPT: How you pronunce foreign place names

From:Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>
Date:Friday, January 26, 2007, 6:11
On Jan 25, 2007, at 6:04 PM, Kinetic wrote:
> I also appear to dislike destroying the timing of words more > than I dislike destroying the sounds. If a short vowel in a > foreign word can only exist in English as a long one, I > prefer to alter the vowel than lengthen it. An example that > springs to mind is "clique" (/klIk/ rather than /kli:k/). > From Eugene's list: I say /I'r\ak/ rather than /I'r\A:k/ (the > latter appears to be common on the news here in the UK).
I'm not sure what you mean about <clique> -- is /kli:k/ disallowed?


Kinetic <kinetic_wab@...>