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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" > > /' 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 Greek orthography. I rarely see the stuff in Sweden, but I suppose most people who use the word at all say /jy:ros/. Andreas


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