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Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:
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> > Date:         Mon, 26 Jun 2000 11:56:12 -0400
> > From: John Cowan <[log in to unmask]>
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> > Similarly with "Madames" as the plural of "Madame" rather than "Mesdames",
> > which would invariably come out /mEz'deimz/ in English, quelle horreur....
>
> And how does Messieurs come out in English? /mE'sQz/?

I think /'mEs@(r)z/, a spelling pronunciation of the abbreviation "Messrs."
English suffers (uniquely?) from having no native plurals of its ordinary titles
"Mr." and "Mrs./Miss/Ms."

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