Re: CHAT: Measurements (was: Re: CHAT: browsers)
|Date:||Thursday, February 13, 2003, 8:35|
Roger Mills wrote:
> Tristan wrote:
>>Christophe Grandsire wrote:
>>>Makes me think of "laxative"...
>>Made me think of 'Luxembourg' (how do *you* borrow /a/?).
> Barring indications to the contrary, as Span. or Ital [a], a bit less open
> than US [A]. Christophe's "laxa(tive)" [l&ks@-] could be a spelling
> pronunciation in the US, but I think 99% of us would reanalyze it as
> "lotsa..." ['lAts@]
I assumed there was a French word 'laxative', would would've been
something like /laksativ/, actually. I dunno French though, so I'm
likely wrong ;)