From: Mark E. Shoulson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 18 2004 - 09:47:41 CDT
John Cowan wrote:
>Most people say [kihote], since we do not have the Spanish "j", IPA [x].
>(Of course the [o] and [e] vowels become diphthongs, as in most varieties
>of English.) I personally made a mild nuisance of myself in the class
>where I studied it by insisting on saying [kiSote]. The derived adjective
>"quixotic", however, is pronounced in native fashion [kwIksOtIk].
My brother told me once (I think) that he's heard English professors
(as in, ones from England) actually pronounce the knight's name as
[kwIks@t]. Often the /h/ in the usual English pronunciation is reduced,
making it more like [kiote] or even [kjoti].
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