From: Patrick Andries (email@example.com)
Date: Mon May 16 2005 - 18:44:02 CDT
Kenneth Whistler a écrit :
>guillemet used to be pronounced 'gil-uh-met (see Webster 1913),
>but among those who actually use guillemets these days, it has
>be re-franglicized as giy-'may in English.
I suppose this may be due to more frequent contacts with the French
Interestingly enough the "l" has also disappeared in French, where the
palatal lateral approximant (/ʎ/) has completely be replaced in the XXth
century by a simple palatatisation (/j/). So /giʎmε/ is now pronounced
/gijmε/. Cailler is now pronounced as cahier (viz. /kaje/, the h in
cahier is a sometimes called a diacritic h, since it has the same rôle
as a tréma and no etymological base).
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