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OT: English -uice

From:Mark Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, July 28, 2006, 20:53
Where did the orthographic <i> come from in words like juice and
sluice?  In ME they apparently had -use, so I'm confused.  Was the -i-
ever pronounced?

"Juice" is second-nature, but "sluice" still throws me.  Makes me want
to say /sluwIs/ or something.

Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


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