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#113390 - 10/11/03 02:00 PM Re: Can I? Joined: Sep 2001
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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 02:07 PM Re: May you? Joined: Mar 2000
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What's that called, tsuwm, a subjunctive imperative?
#113392 - 10/11/03 02:08 PM Re: May you? Joined: Jun 2002
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#113393 - 10/11/03 03:59 PM Re: May you? Joined: Dec 2000
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a subjunctive imperative?
The term in Latin grammar is hortatory subjunctive.
#113394 - 10/11/03 08:51 PM Which tray? Joined: Jun 2001
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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 - 10/13/03 01:04 AM Re: Can I? Joined: Jan 2001
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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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