[Ads-l] Is There a Scow in Moscow?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 30 22:29:19 UTC 2016

On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 12:43 PM, Baker, John <JBAKER at stradley.com> wrote:

> I usually pronounce it with the final vowel sound heard in low, snow, and
> tow.

So do I. By what I'm sure must be absolute coincidence, this is also the
pronunciation, mutatis mutandis, used in some indigenous languages of
Siberia, e.g. Meadow Mari *Mosko* лугого-марийксий *Моско.*
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

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