Sega and outlier

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Jan 16 01:00:43 UTC 2009

FWIW, how would you have pronounced outlier?

I believe I picked my pronunciation up from just a few examples from a
professor, but it's just as likely it's a spelling pronunciation. BB

On Jan 15, 2009, at 4:52 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> FWIW, Webster's New World College has only AUT lai er. I can't recall
> that I've ever heard this word pronounced in real life. I know that
> I've never had occasion to speak it. The same is true of Sega. Again,
> FWIW, I hear the pronunciation used in commercials only as SEH guh.
> -Wilson
> –––
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -----
> -Mark Twain
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 6:58 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at
> > wrote:
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>> Today, I heard a twenty-something-year-old say "SEH guh" and
>> confirmed
>> with a 21-year-old that both "SEH guh" and "SAY guh" are fine. I
>> would
>> say "SEH GUH" in Japanese, but only "SAY guh" in English. Perhaps my
>> lack of media watching.
>> Also, I noticed the AHD doesn't give AUT LEE ur for "outlier." The
>> word Outliers is on the lips of many today as the title of Gladwell's
>> book. I'm trying to change from AUT LEE ur to OUT LAI ur as soon as
>> possible so I seem less unhip. BB

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