Accents in Am. English

Steve K. stevek at SHORE.NET
Wed Jun 14 12:48:42 UTC 2000

On Wed, 14 Jun 2000, Natalie Maynor wrote:

> I would consider putting an accent mark on a word like resume
> when writing in English just as pretentious as pronouncing
> borrowed words in an un-English way.

How about the habit of frozen desserts and heavy metal bands to throw
umlauts all over the place?

(The funniest thing I ever heard the great Indo-Europeanist Eric Hamp say
was his attempt to pronounce Haagen Dazs umlauts and all... Those of you
who know Eric can appreciate this.)

--- Steve K.

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