End of ADS-L Digest - 6 Jan 1995 to 7 Jan 1995 ********************************************** There are 7 messages totalling 804 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Elegantese (?) 2. Is this the Hoar house? 3. Euphonizing (?) proper names 4. (Fwd) Re: Euphonizing (?) proper 5. (Fwd) Re: Euphonizing (?) proper names 6. GURT 1995 (long posting) 7. Put Downs ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 12:54:31 GMT From: "Warren A. Brewer" Subject: Elegantese (?) Bol(l)inger had something on what he called "elegantese" (ADS, mid-70s?) RE: Target [tar-ZHAY]: I would call this gallicism. Assuming no modern French pronunciation model, I might even call it hypergallicism, or "out-Frenching the French". I've noticed three phonological symptoms manifested in a number of lexemes: (i) de-affrication, (ii) word-end stressing, and (iii) end-grapheme silencing. Speaking of W.C. Fields, cf. "It's a Gift" (1934): The pronunciations of the name Bissonnette form a running joke throughout the movie: The expected [bih.suh.NET] vs. the Mrs.'s insistence on [bih.suh.NAY]. Noticed more recently rendered [tay-ah-TAY], as [koo.duh.GRAH], [ruh.KOO].