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On Jun 4, 2009, at 7:18 PM, Mark J. Reed wrote:

> You pronounce it with an /I/?  Do you still spell it with a U?
> Offhand I can think of no other examples in English of <u> being
> pronounced /I/...
>
Business /bIznIs/ in my dialect. Or busy /bIzi/.


> On 6/4/09, Eugene Oh <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> How interesting. I've always pronounced, as do my teachers etc.,  
>> the letters
>> as /'EpsIl@n/ and [log in to unmask]
>> Also the Greek reference ultimately derives from the Latin "Y  
>> Graeca";
>> French and Italian also use that name, I believe.
>>
>> Eugene
>>
>> 2009/6/4 Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>
>>
>>> Likewise Spanish "i griega" "Greek I".
>>>
>>> And yes, in Leftpondia the Greek letter is /'Vps@,lOn/.  (Where / 
>>> O/ is
>>> "short O", [a] for me, probably [Q] for you, etc.). Is it also
>>> /E'psajlOn/ for the fifth letter?  It seems like those would get
>>> easily confused with that stress pattern.
>>>
>>>
>>> On 6/4/09, G. van der Vegt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> And of course, the Dutch, nonconformant as we are, refer to 'y' as
>>>> "Griekse IJ" (Greek IJ)
>>>>
>>>
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>>>
>>> Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>
>>>
>>
>
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> Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>