personal nomenclature matter

Russell Stafford, Odyssey Bulbs
Tue, 29 Jun 2010 13:09:40 PDT
Stearns has the stress on the penultimate.  Which must be correct, 
because it accords with my pronunciation.


At 02:44 PM 6/29/2010, you wrote:
>Dennis in Cincinnatuh wrote: " To my ear "ak ih MAY neez" sounds way more
>scientific than "uh CHIM ih
>neez".  Although Mary Poppins might prefer the latter....
>Not only Mary Poppins but also tradition. There seems to be uncertainty
>about the etymology of the word, but the pronunciation with the stress on
>the chi is the one which has been given in reliable sources for a long time.

Russell Stafford
Odyssey Bulbs
PO Box 382
South Lancaster, MA  01561

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