[LMB] OT: Pronunciations (was Re: late-series copy-editing/copyediting/copy editing)

Jim Parish jparish at siue.edu
Fri Sep 18 14:49:19 BST 2015


Pat Mathews wrote:
> And the arguments when a newscaster tries to pronounce Spanish names 
> correctly and is called down for pretentiousness or for "not speaking 
> English." But then, town and city names from the foreign are an 
> endless source of amusement. Have any of you ever been to MAA-Drid? 
> (Cute little ex-ghost-town in the mountains north of Albuquerque.)

Is the first vowel in "Madrid" (NM) the one from CAT or the one from 
CANE? Hereabouts, (the St. Louis area), New Madrid's name features the 
CAT-vowel.

Jim Parish


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