Mark A. Mandel Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Tue Jan 2 17:29:54 UTC 2001

Beverly Flanigan <flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU> writes:

Oh dear--we used to pronounce the name of the German-made pacifier our son
used (a Nuk) as [nUk].  I wonder where the brand name came from, and if
other users were as naive as we were?

And that's probably the right pronunciation, same as obsolescent (IMHO)
English "nook" 'corner'. What bothered me was when people added a
diminutive /i/ ~= "-ie" to it (prob. from its use with babies and

-- Mark

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