[Ads-l] Misnderstanding "Don Quijote"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 19 23:57:19 EST 2018


> We would say [don KWICK sote]

That was also my preference. I never heard the name pronounced outside of
my own mind until I began to fre-QUENT the Sancho Panza coffee house in
Monterey, CA.

On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 11:55 AM Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:

> > W. Brewer sent:
> <Don Quixote> [don KWICK-sit], was standard (UK?) variant, IIRC. Cf.
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> We would say [don KWICK sote], not quite rhyming with creosote.
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> On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 5:52 PM W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > <Don Quixote> [don KWICK-sit], was standard (UK?) variant, IIRC. Cf.
> > <quixotic> [kwick-SAH-tick]. (Never heard [*key-HOE-tick, *key-HAH-tick])
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