[Ads-l] bona fide (adj.), 1755

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 30 17:31:25 EDT 2017


The pronunciation used by lawyer Calhoun on TV's "Amos 'n Andy" was always
"bona fied."

Cf. "verified."

PS: prob. as a result of too much TV exposure, I say "bona fied" also.

JL

On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 4:16 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> On my dusty shelves, I still have:
> Robert Anderson Hall, Jr. (1911-1997)
>       1976  Proto-Romance Phonology
>       1974  External History of the Romance Languages
>
> BTW, Wikip: << Hall organized the successful spoken language learning
> method for soldiers in the Second World War. >>   --> Audio-lingual.
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
>



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