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From:Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 18, 2002, 12:27
Here's a theory--|u| and |v| come from the same Latin
source.  |v| is pronounced /f/ in German--maybe it's
all connected.

BTW did you know there's an English village spelt
|Featherstone-Haux| and pronounced /"f{nSa/ ?


--- Nihil Sum <nihilsum@...> wrote:
> >Dare I ask how anglophones pronounce _ennui_? > > "on-wee" > > And since we're on the topc of mangling French > loanwords: does anybody know > how the "f" got into "lieutenant"? > > NS > >
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