sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Fri Jun 16 17:13:20 UTC 2006

James Smith writes:
>Other than pronunciation, I'm not aware of a
>difference.  Please enlighten me.
That was carelessness on my part.  I misread the OED entry for "ambiance,"
thinking it meant the term was restricted to (graphic) art crit.
My point remains, insofar as I suspect that many speakers do not recognize
that "ambient" & "ambience" are well-established  English words now that
legitimately claim an Anglo pronunciation.

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