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    Re: French words

    And hey, let's not leave out good ol' Paris, France! It's pair-iss franss, rhyming with Harris, ferrous, and heiress and dance, chance, and glance.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #42

    Re: French words

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    And hey, let's not leave out good ol' Paris, France! It's pair-iss franss, rhyming with Harris, ferrous, and heiress and dance, chance, and glance.
    In BrE, Paris rhymes perfectly only with Harris. The other two words have two different initial vowels, and heiress has a different second vowel and word-stress.

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    #43

    Re: French words

    I personally have never been that aware of the pronounciation of words that have french roots. Feel like I mostly speak a mixture of both

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    #44

    Re: French words

    There are more than 100 dictionaries at www.onelook.com. 'Frenchly' is noted in only two, 'Englishly' in only four. Forget them.
    That's true but one of these dictionaries is Merriam-Webster.

    Frenchly is defined in the OED and Englishly is also noted in the OED.
    Last edited by PHenry1026; 25-Apr-2018 at 16:57.

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