On Jun 4, 2009, at 6:18 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/...

<busy> :)

(OT: I notice people spelling <business> something like <buisness> a  
lot; but I don't often see forms like *buisy. I wonder why that is.)

> 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