Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Fri Jun 16 16:22:22 UTC 2000


I was bout to point out that my Latin would produce "data" (rhymes with
"crocka"), but I figgered my Hillbilly Latin might not be trusted. Now
we've got your word on it.


>Besides /daet@/ and /deyt@/, there's the less frequent /daht@/ (rhyming
>with "lotta", "what a", or "terracotta"), which my wife, a non-Trekkie and
>non-techie, uses.  I imagine that it may actually be closer to the original
>Latin than /daeta/ is, although that's not why she uses it.

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
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