Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Mar 24 22:25:29 UTC 2012

On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 12:19 PM, Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at> wrote:
> For me the oddity was that the English announcer was pronouncing the
> final <r> and stressing the final syllable.

Odd, that, indeed. But not nearly as odd as the reporter for NewsTIME
who accepted "Shar-DAY" as the proper eye-phonetic representation of
the singer's name, _Sade_ for Americans, even though whatever
Brit-speakers that he talked to surely must have said, approx.,

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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