CLIK/CLEEK & NATIVE SPEAKER [was "FAG one last time"]

Johanna N Franklin johannaf+ at ANDREW.CMU.EDU
Thu Mar 15 17:21:06 UTC 2001

    What about "chic"?  Does anyone pronouce this like "chick"?

    I personally remember pronouncing it like "chick" in middle school
and being corrected immediately by a teacher.


Excerpts from mail: 15-Mar-101 Re: CLIK/CLEEK & NATIVE SPE.. by "Peter
> The heavy majority for "click" so far has surprised me.  I learned the word
> as "cleek" and still pronounce it that way on the rare occasions when I use
> it at all.  I've heard "click," of course, and it bothered me because 1) we
> already have a word pronounced that way and it means something else, and 2)
> I figured that most people know the French sequence -ique is pronounced
> [ik] (not [Ik]) in other words, whether they actually speak French or not,
> so why wouldn't they follow the same pattern in this case?

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