Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Wed Apr 17 15:48:16 UTC 2002

When I read your original post, my reaction was, "Huh?"  I've never used
"bahsk" for "Basque" nor have I ever heard anyone else use it.  I think I
would have noticed, because it would strike me as highly affected, like
"vahz" for vase only even more so.

Peter Mc.

--On Wednesday, April 17, 2002 3:51 PM +0100 Lynne Murphy
<lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK> wrote:

> --On Wednesday, April 17, 2002 10:50 am -0400 Benjamin Fortson
> <fortson at FAS.HARVARD.EDU> wrote:
>> I've never heard Basque pronounced with a back vowel, myself. I've always
>> pronounced it as [baesk], as has every linguist and non-linguist that
>> I've ever heard say it...
> I'm starting to think I'm crazy then, although the Basque scholar here and
> I are both from Western NY.  Perhaps it's local to that area?
> Lynne
> Dr M Lynne Murphy
> Lecturer in Linguistics
> Acting Director, MA in Applied Linguistics
> School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
> University of Sussex
> Brighton BN1 9QH
> UK
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                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
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