another frenchy-thang (see vase)
maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Fri Apr 30 03:28:44 UTC 1999
On Thu, 29 Apr 1999, Greg Pulliam wrote:
> To me, <homage> will always have the <hom> of hominy, and the <age>
> of roughage.
> Anyone else hearing this?
I've heard it--don't like it. I suppose it would be fine if we were
speaking French, although the strong stress that I've heard on the last
syllable would still sound strange.
It's odd that pseudo-French homAGE seems acceptable to the point that some
don't notice, but, if you were to say GARage, people would assume you were
British or at least trying to sound that way.
maberry at u.washington.edu
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