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Pronouncing foreign words, was: Need a word for these!

From:Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>
Date:Friday, February 1, 2002, 19:07
On Wed, 30 Jan 2002 17:42:01 +0100, Christian Thalmann <cinga@...>

>Also, for some reason (probably a widely-used but misleading standard book >for learning English somewhere in the remote past...) many Swiss speakers
>/9/ (as in French neuf) to represent English /V/,
Actually, it used to be the authentic English pronounciation (until early 18th century or so). Later it sounded, roughly, like schwa (and remains so for many Americans, AFAIK).
>Some Swiss would have no scruples to say /s@ 9s@r/ for "the other", which >sounds even more stupid than the High German accent /z@ ?az6/. >