/zh/ replacing /dzh/?
Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Thu Sep 26 20:39:39 UTC 2002
On Wed, 25 Sep 2002, Dennis R. Preston wrote:
#Frenchification (as the unmarked "foreign" pronunciation) is also a
#good MA thesis (which I have never seen). I'm always amazed to hear
#Hungarian words (with their stress unfailingly on the first syllable)
#rendered with a French stress (on the end, of all places!). I have
#even head classical announcers deliver barTOK and koDALY, made even
#funnier by their almost correct rendition fo the -daly syllable.
ISTM there's a simpler explanation for that than "Frenchification":
misinterpretation of the Hungarian acute accent, which is (basically) a
long-vowel marker, as a Spanish-style stress marker.
-- Mark A. Mandel
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