Words you choose to mispronounce

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Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

Postby Grop » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:26 pm UTC

Stressing the first syllable in Notre Dame doesn't strike me as very different from the original name.

Now American places with a French name are generally quite funny.

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Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

Postby gmalivuk » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:17 am UTC

Sure, that particular stress is as in the original, but all the vowels are different.
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Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

Postby Quizatzhaderac » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:31 pm UTC

Dennis Leary wrote:I'm an American, dammit; I pay my taxes and I'm gonna pronounce it "crass-ant".
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