To "maggie"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 21 13:50:15 UTC 2008

I've never heard this word pronounced in English, so I have no
opinion. But, is it the case that being a wine writer and an oenophile
makes a person also a sommelier?


On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 1:05 PM, sagehen <sagehen at> wrote:
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> On Weekend Edition last week & this, Leanne Hansen interviewed a wine
> writer& oenophile, referring to her repeatedly as a "sommelier", which she
> pronounced  "som-MALL-i-yay."  Has this become the prevailing pronunciation
> here, now that wine has become such a standard on the American table?
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