Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Sat Jul 6 22:05:22 UTC 2002

On Sat, 6 Jul 2002, Paul Kusinitz wrote:

#It may seem improbable, but the long vowel is what struck me when I
#learned it derived from grotesque.  I had seen it only in print and assumed
#it was a back vowel.  At any rate, I've heard it spoken often, always with
#a long vowel.

In the sixties I only heard it with a "short" vowel, as in "pot" or
"grotto", and I have retained it that way.

-- Mark A. Mandel
   (Vas you dere, Sharlie?)

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