Date: Thu, 9 Mar 1995 13:35:57 -0600 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: suite /sut/ >Does anyone have any data, formal or informal, on *suite* pronounced /sut/, as >in "My parents just bought a new bedroom /sut/"? I've never heard it pronounced any other way. I just asked a colleague if she had ever heard any other pronunciation of it, and she said "only on tv." Since I almost never watch tv, I've missed this pronunciation. Neither my colleague nor I can remember ever having heard a real live human being pronounce it [swit]. > It occurs more frequently than > you might think, and not just among speakers with relatively low levels of ed > ucation. (My mother-in-law, for example, who has a Master's Degree I don't know whether I've heard the word used by people with less than a college education. I know that my parents both said [sut], BS '31, BA, '35 and that all the friends I've ever heard use it say [sut]. Since I live in a small town dominated by a university, almost all of my friends have PhDs. --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]