[LMB] RE: (news) Blackstone note -- Memory, HH

Harimad harimad2001 at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 16 11:10:57 GMT 2007

> Ruth wrote:
> Not as sure on the second pronunciation, but as a biologist
> with a smattering of Latin pronunciation drilled into me,
> "den-DARE-ee-ai" is the *Latin* pronunciation for a word
> spelled in that manner.  And one rarely sees a "ii" ending
> (at least in English-speaking countries) unless the intended
> language is Latin. 

Ah, but the exception to that rarity is transliterated Russian.  The
final "ee" sound is transliterated by "y" "iy" or "ii."  Russians
colonized Barrayar,* therefore Russian pronunciation.

- Harimad

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