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Re: French

From:Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>
Date:Friday, January 17, 2003, 14:46
John writes:

>Tristan scripsit: > >> On the subject of French and lieutenant, where'd the /f/ come from in >> the Commonwealth pronunciation of it? > >It's a mystery, though the front rounded vowel may have suggested a >fricative to anglophones.
For a possible explanation, look to: Touches on "colonel" as "kernel" as well. Ku