> In English, it's ['junIkowd]. Think "unicycle" or
> "unilateral" or "universal". And the "code" part
> is the root word "code".
Quod dixit, dixit.
> As for "unique", well, why doesn't "one" rhyme with
> "stone", "bone", and "alone"?
Because some people thought it was clever to adopt a nonce pronunciation
of "one" /Own/, namely /wVn/, and it stuck. A similar process has
given us the expression "That's the ticket", originally "That's etiquette"
with a jocular mispronunciation of "etiquette" as /@'tIk@t/ instead
of the normal /'EtIkEt/.
> I wonder what our fine lady friend (she knows exactly
> who she is) has to say about this?
Her Radiant Effulgency is in general tolerant of side conversations,
unless they lead to a high rate of subscribers fleeing the list.
Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! || John Cowan <email@example.com> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || http://www.reutershealth.com Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || http://www.ccil.org/~cowan Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)
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