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Re: CHAT: barbarisms

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Thursday, May 17, 2001, 11:07
Lars Henrik Mathiesen scripsit:

> For French words, it's 'last syllable pronounced in French'. > Guillo"tine, ge"le. However, any French silent -e came to be > pronounced in Danish (as schwa), which leads to lengthening of the > preceding (stressed) syllable.
Or perhaps "was borrowed before French dropped final schwas"? When did that happen, anyway? It must be recent, because they are still pronounced in French singing, even in children's songs. -- John Cowan One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore --Douglas Hofstadter


Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>Le schwa français (was: barbarisms)