Date: Thu, 16 Mar 1995 13:01:07 -0500

From: "Cathy C. Bodin" cbodin[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSMARY.EDU

Subject: Re: suite /sut/ and /kup/

My guess on "suite" /sut/ is that anglophones pronounce

it the way they see, i.e. read, it.

On occasion, we even change the spelling to suit our

pronunciation, e.g., "chaise longue." We merely mispronounce "macabre."

Can anyone comment on the pronunciation of a type of car, also

of French origin, a "coupe'" (with final accent), pronounced /kup/ in

the U.S.? Am I right in ascribing this to a "reading pronunciation?"

-- Cathy Bodin

Do you think the French cringe over our pronunciation of