flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Fri Dec 14 17:28:44 UTC 2001
Picky, picky! But you're right, of course (and phonetically, we should be
using APA [D] for the flap). In fact, the more I say this word to myself,
the more I realize I alternate between the two prons. Isn't this common
with "bookish" or learned terms like 'diabetes'? I suspect it's not a
regional matter at all.
At 07:03 AM 12/14/01 -0800, you wrote:
>It's neither "tis" nor "tes"; it's "dus" or "deez".
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