Re: most looked-up words
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 6:46|
Quoting John Cowan <jcowan@...>:
> Mark Reed scripsit:
> > (*) Similarly, the sandwich formed by wrapping up a mostly-lamb meat
> > mixture in a pita is pretty universally referred to as "a gyro"
> > /'ji.ro/ in the US, despite the singularity of the source "gyros".
> I more often hear /'dzairo/, as if it were the word "gyro" = "gyroscope".
In Germany, it seems to be pronounced as /ji:ros/ with such regularity that one
wonders if someone has carried out a massive educational campaign in modern
I rarely see the stuff in Sweden, but I suppose most people who use the word at
all say /jy:ros/.