[Ads-l] sophistication phoneme (UNCLASSIFIED)

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 29 22:05:49 EDT 2016


Are they all from Nevahda?

On Sat, May 28, 2016 at 1:55 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 11:24 AM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) <
> william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:
>
> > Sophistication phoneme?  Is that like when people who speak a
> > conversational variety of English try to be hyper-precise when
> > pronouncing foreign words?
> >
>
> I like it!
>
> I have a cousin whose name is "Cassandra." All too many non-family-members
> annoying prefer to pronounce her name as "Cassondra," presumably because
> ordinary _ash_ is just too déclassé-ly American for such a foreign name.
>
>
> --
> -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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