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#158719 - 04/20/06 06:46 PM Re: Frazz
Loc: Marion NC
So the entertainment piped in is The Sauna Music?_________________________
#158720 - 04/20/06 07:04 PM Re: Frazz
Loc: Te Ika a Maui
That's cute, eta! Are there people who actually say sowna??
Lotta Finns around here. It's not even sow-na, it's more like sah-oo-na, but the sah-oo is pretty quick and almost sounds like sow.
Well, natch, mon cher ramasseur des poux de tÍte, but I was simply recording what it sounded like to undiscerning, dipthong-glutted ears, not what the heptalingual speaker actually said._________________________
noho ora mai
#158721 - 04/21/06 04:33 AM Re: Frazz
> it's more like sah-oo-na, but the sah-oo is pretty quick and almost sounds like sow.
I think it's a little more like 'sah-oo-na' too. But 'sah-oo' said together *is written like 'sauna'. So there's no excuse really, except that English mangles all foreign words - regardless of whether the rest of the world pronounces the word in a way close to the original language's pronunciation. You have got to feel sorry for the Finns on the sauna front - that being their major linguistic and cultural export. This is a sorry little list this one:
Words Borrowed from Finnish
Lucky 'Nokia' is a bit more straight forward.
#158722 - 04/21/06 07:12 AM Re: Frazz
Loc: New York City
is au a dipthong used much in English?: can't think of another word. But, no coffee, can't *think. How do we usually pronounce it? I would think "ow" not "aw"
#158723 - 04/23/06 10:26 PM Re: Frazz
Paula's haughty daughter caught a caul._________________________
#158724 - 04/23/06 11:07 PM Re: securest vs. most secure
Thanks. An exception to that "rule", too.
I was told that the negative prefix 'un' doesn't count when counting syllables for the rule. Perhaps 'un' is added directly to the inflected comparative and superlative forms rather than to the base form._________________________
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