Forteh: UK pronunciation

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Wed Jan 7 10:17:48 UTC 2009

A bit off-topic but Hayley Atwell, UK/US dual citizen, uses the
"forteh" pronunciation of forte, meaning strong point, in her role as
Bess Foster in The Duchess.

Everyone else tarring in the movie--Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes,
Charlotte Rampling and Dominic Cooper--is British. The film was made
in the UK by a British director.

As has been discussed here before, the forteh pronunciation is
apparently considered standard by most Americans.


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