Strictly a pronunciation question

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Sat Jan 20 23:46:18 UTC 2001


told you so


>Kimberley and Belinda--ugh!
>At 03:16 PM 1/20/01 -0500, you wrote:
>>Now now larry. What did the Brits name them?
>>>At 10:11 PM -0800 1/19/01, Kim & Rima McKinzey wrote:
>>>>Have you been following the transatlantic adoption mess?  If not,
>>>>there are twin girls who were given up for adoption by their birth
>>>>mother.  A couple in California adopted them after paying $6000 with
>>>>a promise of another $2500 when they had it.  After having the girls
>>>>for a little while, the birth mother came to visit and supposedly to
>>>>say goodby.  She took them and never returned.  Turns out she then
>>>>gave them to a British couple who paid $12,200.  Definitely a lousy
>>>>However, the articles have said that the California couple named the
>>>>6 month old girls Kiara and Keyara.  How do you pronounce these???
>>>>At first glance they would seem to be identical, but maybe one has an
>>>>i macron in first syllable and the other an e macron?  Maybe one has
>>>>an ash as second vowel and the other a broad a?
>>>Strictly a pronunciation question my foot--this is prima facie
>>>evidence for a judgment in favor of the British couple.
>>Dennis R. Preston
>>Department of Linguistics and Languages
>>Michigan State University
>  >East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
>  >preston at
>  >Office: (517)353-0740
>  >Fax: (517)432-2736
>  >

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
preston at
Office: (517)353-0740
Fax: (517)432-2736

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