[78-L] Pronunciations ^

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Fri Jan 2 16:23:04 PST 2009

I don't know if anyone in the US would pronounce it in the correct French 
manner unless they'd been exposed to a lot of Maurice Chevalier, but I've 
always said (and heard) "shahnz eh-lee-ZAY". Emile Berliner..I've heard 
"AY-meel" and "ay-MEEL" (and always "ber-LINN-er"). I don't think there's a 
concensus on "Emil" even when it's an American name..Christopher in 'The 
Sopranos' pronounced it "e-mail" (before whacking him).


Kristjan Saag wrote:
> How do you pronounce Champs-Élysées in American English?
> Is it "Champs ee-LIE-sus" or "Champs Elly-SEES"?
> Always wanted to know.
> And what about "Emile Berliner"?
> Kristjan
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "David Lennick" <dlennick at sympatico.ca>
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>> Bud Black wrote:
>>> In Atlantic City, New Jersey, Arkansas avenue is pronounced 
>>> "Ark-Kan-zuss."
>>> By the way, why the poop is the state of Arkansas pronounced 
>>> "Ark-kin-saw?"
>>> (seems to me I have an MGM recording of a song called "The State Of 
>>> Arkansas
>>>  sung by Jimmy Durante.  (I mention this just to keep this subject on 
>>> topic
>>> )
>>> Bud
>> And what of the Straits of Mackinac? Sault Ste. Marie? Etobicoke? 
>> Dalhousie
>> (daLOOzee in southern Ontario, dalHOWzee in Nova Scotia)?
>> dl

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