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Re: genre (was: Woody or tinny?)

From:Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>
Date:Monday, May 21, 2001, 16:10
>True-- if you're speaking French. Also /Za~R@/. > > >Here one hears horrors like /ZQnr@/ and /dZQnr@/. Sometimes there's >>attempt at a nasal vowel - but it's almost invariably [Q~] and not the >>French [a~] - most of my fellow countrymen, I regret, habitually fail to >>distinguish between the French _en_ and _on_. > >I regret to say that your first horror /ZQnr@/ is my pronunciation, and >likely that of most people who would have occasion to use the word in US >English. > >We have, of course, the already acclimated form, "gender".
We must, though, say such things as "film genre" and "literary genre", terms I use *all* the time. I pronounce it somewhere between /Za~r@/ and /Za~R@/ when speaking English. Kou