Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Thu Apr 2 13:03:47 UTC 2009

In his testimony yesterday General Petraeus followed his commander-in-chief in the paired pronunciations [aefgaen at staen]/[pakistan].  Admiral Olson tried, but the best he could do was [pak at staen].  Last night on MSNBC, in his interview with Rachel Maddow, Colin Powell consistently said [paek at staen] but [paek at stanI].  (I'm using "ae" to signify the vowell /ae/).


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