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#113390 - 10/11/03 10:00 AM Re: Can I?
Wordwind Offline
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The silent 't' from French is observed when we refer in the States to 'cafe au lait.' I've never heard anyone refer to it as 'cafe au LATE.' There are probably other examples, too--Yoplait yogurt? I've never heard anyone say "YoPLATE" yogurt.

But trait = TRAYT? Never heard that one.

#113391 - 10/11/03 10:07 AM Re: May you?
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What's that called, tsuwm, a subjunctive imperative?

#113392 - 10/11/03 10:08 AM Re: May you?
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may be.

formerly known as etaoin...

#113393 - 10/11/03 11:59 AM Re: May you?
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a subjunctive imperative?

The term in Latin grammar is hortatory subjunctive.

#113394 - 10/11/03 04:51 PM Which tray?
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Max says he got that tray from his Nana. Is it embossed, silver, jappaned, hand carved? Is it dainty or can you carry tea service for six on it? Could it be an antique Coca-Cola tray?

#113395 - 10/12/03 09:04 PM Re: Can I?
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Psychologists and Psychiatrists, at least up here, insist on pronouncing it 'tray'. Unfortunately, this means I now pronounce it as such when referring to (usually DSM criteria for personality) features of a patient, more often in the plural 'trays'.

I'm pretty sure I still use 'trates' the rest of the time.

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