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

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Fri Sep 18 16:22:57 BST 2015



> To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
> From: jparish at siue.edu
> Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2015 08:49:19 -0500
> Subject: [LMB] OT: Pronunciations (was Re: late-series copy-editing/copyediting/copy editing)
> 
> 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
> --

As in CAT. That good old Anglo-Saxon AE sound as in AElfred. 
 		 	   		  


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