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Re: Can I? #113390
10/11/03 02:00 PM 10/11/03 02:00 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Piedmont Region of Virginia, U... Wordwind
Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
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.
Re: May you? #113391
10/11/03 02:07 PM 10/11/03 02:07 PM
Joined: Mar 2000
lower upstate New York AnnaStrophic
lower upstate New York
What's that called, tsuwm, a subjunctive imperative?
Re: May you? #113392
10/11/03 02:08 PM 10/11/03 02:08 PM
Joined: Jun 2002
Vermont Buffalo Shrdlu
formerly known as etaoin...
Re: May you? #113393
10/11/03 03:59 PM 10/11/03 03:59 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803 Faldage
a subjunctive imperative?
The term in Latin grammar is hortatory subjunctive.
Which tray? #113394
10/11/03 08:51 PM 10/11/03 08:51 PM
Joined: Jun 2001
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?
Re: Can I? #113395
10/13/03 01:04 AM 10/13/03 01:04 AM
Joined: Jan 2001
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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