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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