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Re: Exceptions to the -tion rule in French

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Monday, October 8, 2001, 23:40
Quoting laokou <laokou@...>:

> Sidebar: I was unfamiliar with "pankration", so I looked it up in the > Webster's. Didn't find it, but apparently the word survives in English > in its Latin form, "pancratium", which they say should be pronounced > <shudder> /p&nkreSi@m/. Yech!
Oh, I agree! I've always gotten the impression that lexicographers never bother to actually ask the kind of people who use those words how they pronounce them. In my experience, such people ALWAYS use some kind of hellenized / latinized English pronunciation. ============================== Thomas Wier <trwier@...> "There once was a man who said, 'God "Dear Sir: Your astonishment's odd; Must think it exceedingly odd *I* am always about in the Quad If he finds that this tree And that's why the tree continues to be will continue to be when there's no one about in the Quad.'" Since observed by, Yours faithfully, God." -- two Berkeleian limericks in Bertrand Russell's _Unpopular Essays_