Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 14:57:45 -0500
From: Larry Horn laurence.horn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: standardization of non-standard forms

At 11:54 AM +0000 3/20/98, Peter McGraw wrote:
And I wanted to clarify one of the other items before but got
distracted: To those who have heard "chaise lounge," do you really mean
"chaise" (shez)? I've always understood it was either kept as in
French (more or less) or completely Anglicized to "chase lounge"--but
it's been a long time since I've heard the term used at all, so I
wouldn't swear to this.


What I've usually heard is something in between the two, pronounced
basically as Shay's (as in the rebellion); not completely Anglicized to
"chase", but not French-style to rhyme with 'says' either.