[Ads-l] old-time stress in "hot dog," pronun. of "Haiti."

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 12 01:24:21 UTC 2014


Haiti-ers gonna be Haiti-ers.

LH


On Dec 11, 2014, at 6:09 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 5:49 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> The BBC says:
>> <<Similarly, while different anglicisations for Haiti (HIGH-ti,
>> high-EE-ti and haa-EE-ti) are in still use, HAY-ti is considered the
>> most widespread and established and we recommend this pronunciation.>>
>> 
>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/legacy/magazinemonitor/2010/01/how_to_say_haiti_and_portaupri.shtml
>> 
> 
> So, the BBC has finally seen the American light and has decided let other
> pronunciations go missing from Britspeak.
> 
> 
> -- 
> -Wilson
> -----
> 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
> 
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