Re: Asperger's Syndrome and French expressions in English
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 26, 2000, 17:31|
Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 11:56:12 -0400
> > From: John Cowan <jcowan@...>
> > Similarly with "Madames" as the plural of "Madame" rather than "Mesdames",
> > which would invariably come out /mEz'deimz/ in English, quelle horreur....
> And how does Messieurs come out in English? /mE'sQz/?
I think /'mEs@(r)z/, a spelling pronunciation of the abbreviation "Messrs."
English suffers (uniquely?) from having no native plurals of its ordinary titles
"Mr." and "Mrs./Miss/Ms."
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