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CHAT French undies (was: Re: Linguistic Terminology)

From:Raymond A. Brown <raybrown@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 6, 1999, 6:58
At 7:33 pm -0500 5/1/99, Steg Belsky wrote:
>On Tue, 5 Jan 1999 14:18:46 -0600 Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> writes: >>Tom Wier wrote: >>> What this writer >>> meant was such forms as the English pronunciation of "lengerie" as
^ "lingerie" Or is the spelling also de-frenchified in America?
>>> /lA~Z@rei/ > >>I usually hear /'lan.Zr=.ej/. I've also hear a (deliberate) >>pronunciation of /' :-) > >I think i've only heard it, throughly (or pretty much) Anglicized, as >/lan dZ@ 'rej/ . >
Weird - why pronounce and ending spelt/spelled -RIE as /rei/ or /rej/ ??? The only pronunciations I've ever heard are the southern Brit anglicizations /'l&nZ@ri/ or something approaching the French /lE~Z'Ri/