Re: NATLANG: French spelling questions
|From:||Rik Roots <rik@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 2, 2004, 23:23|
On Sunday 29 Feb 2004 2:07 am, you wrote:
> Benct Philip Jonsson scripsit:
> > Are there any French words other than _aiguë_ where
> > an _ë_ is used to indicate that a preceding _u_
> > is pronounced [y]?
> Well, now I know why English _ague_ is pronounced /'ejgju/!
> AFAIK that pronunciation of -gue is unique.
>Hmm. In my idiolect "ague" rhymes with "argue" (that's /eIgju/ and /Agju/ I
think). Course, on the Romney Marshes the ague (malaria) was endemic well
into the 19th century.
Rik, knee deep.