tourbillion: M-W's Word of the Day

Pia Walker

Message 21423 · 3 Jun 2000 19:42:50 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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The difference could be the same as in Glen MOrangie and Glen MoRANgie -
i.e. depends on who pronounce it. In most languages, there are pronounced
differences in pronounciation between various regions although the word is
spelt the same. And if us foreigners then stick our oars in - Well!!!!

Pia

> to my ear, the english PAR-iss emphasizes the first syllable while the
french
> pa-REE emphasizes the second. how would you describe the difference
between
> TOUR-bee-yohne, tour-BEE-yohne, and tour-bee-YOHNE?
>
> cece
>
> --
> XXxxxxx@xxx.xxx
>
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