steve rice wrote: > --- On Sun, 12/13/09, <deinx nxtxr> <[log in to unmask]> > wrote: > >> I don't know of any anglophone using [y] to pronounce any >> foreign word. Most will pronounce this [ju] or maybe just [u]. >> The only case of [x] I know of is some people, usually in a >> snobbish manner, pronouncing "Bach" [bAx] instead of the usual >> anglicization [bAk]. > > Excluding myself, I know of people who pronounce "déjà vu" > correctly. They're usually people who know French and feel stupid > saying "déjà vous." Those that know are the exception, most don't know enough French to know how <u> should be pronounced and being a non-English phoneme will not easily produce it anyway. [x] on the other hand is easy to learn even one doesn't know it but still I can recall only rarely hearing it, and usually on television. > In any case, excluding (especially Asian) names, ux just isn't > used as a consonant these days, so far as I can tell. "Uxato" and > kin aren't productive, so I would disregard them. They are in my dictionary so I don't disregard them.