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Re: French

From:michael poxon <m.poxon@...>
Date:Sunday, January 19, 2003, 1:19
I'd guess that 'leftenant' came from the /iw/ of 'lieutenant' (anglicised)
becoming /iv/ and then /if/ by assimilation to the neighbouring /t/ or
something smilar.
> > On the subject of French and lieutenant, where'd the /f/ come from in > > the Commonwealth pronunciation of it? >