sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Thu Mar 15 19:04:03 UTC 2001

  Peter A. McGraw writes:

>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...

My experience with this word is nearly exactly the same.  I also say
"cleek-ish" and "creek."
A. Murie

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