Paul Johnston paul.johnston at WMICH.EDU
Sun Mar 25 04:12:33 UTC 2012

Yes, I heard this too from nearly everyone across this side of the pond.  I even wondered if the /d/ was retroflex in the original language because of this (or implosive).  It's not either.

Paul Johnston
On Mar 24, 2012, at 6:25 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

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> 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.,
> [Sa'de:].
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