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    Default Where does the T come from in the pronunciation of the word, Alzheimer's

    Why do about half of the folks on television pronounce Alzheimer's with a T between the L and the H?

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    Default Re: Where does the T come from in the pronunciation of the word, Alzheimer's

    The same place it does in "pizza."

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    Default Re: Where does the T come from in the pronunciation of the word, Alzheimer's

    Welcome to the forums, wreckah.

    It comes from the German pronunciation of the name Alois Alzheimer. You'll have to ask them why they like a T in it.

    (Or the Italians about 'pizza'.)

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    Default Re: Where does the T come from in the pronunciation of the word, Alzheimer's

    The German pronunciation of the letter "z" is "tz".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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