nee1 at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Sun Apr 3 13:57:05 UTC 2005
>Barbara Need wrote:
>> >The sound spelled "g" in Spanish somewhat resembles the sound spelled
>> >with the same letter in Dutch. Otherwise, the pronunciation of
>> >Nicaragua in English is only trivially distinct from its
>> >pronunciation in English. How does an English-speaker pronounce
>> >"Nicaragua" in such a way as to sound pretentious?
>> How about the British, [nI-k at -ra-gju-a]?
Sorry. An American saying this is pretentious. (I also consider the
pronunciation of _Jaguar_ with three syllables to be
pretentious--especially in a TV ad on American TV.)
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