pronunciation of English

Dell Sherk
Tue, 27 Jul 2010 15:41:44 PDT
My two-cent's worth:  "church Latin," which is pronounced differently from
the Latin taught in American secular schools, is also pronounced differently
in different Christian countries.

My strategy has followed that of one of the contributors to this discussion:
say plant names as if you knew what you were saying, in a confident voice.
Once, a couple of self-styled plant "experts" corrected my pronunciation of
"colchicum." And another time a plant purveyor corrected my pronunciation of
"chionodoxa." (I use the sound /k/ for the Greek "ch") In both cases I went
on pronouncing my way, and received smug pleasure from their horror at my


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