End of ADS-L Digest - 15 Mar 1995 to 16 Mar 1995 ************************************************ There are 20 messages totalling 428 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. /kup/'s in Detroit (2) 2. 3. Willamette Valley 4. Jesus H. Christ (2) 5. French coupe' 6. Coupe vs. sedan (3) 7. Willamette Valley and Oregon 8. /kup/ 9. your mail 10. seeking regional discussion 11. vitae 12. Salty dog? 13. "Bamboozled" 14. /kup/'s in Detroit (fwd) 15. French coupe' (fwd) 16. Willamette Valley and Detroit ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 02:39:34 -0600 From: Charles F Juengling Subject: Re: /kup/'s in Detroit While we're at it, where does the stress fall in the name of the valley which was the terminus of the Oregon Trail -- Willamette? (For that matter, where does the stress fall in 'Oregon'?) Fritz Juengling On Thu, 16 Mar 1995, Donald M. Lance wrote: > And who would cringe at what the French (later Americans) did to > Marquette's 'MOINGOUENA' placed beside a couple of tipis on his map? > Later maps had 'des moines' with no -g- in French. What's there to > cringe about? Cringing itself? DE-troit follows the Germanic Stress > Pattern, and D[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]-TROit follows Romance. Is that the quibble, or should > Americans have retained the French rendering of -oi-? The people in > Versailles, Missouri, are chastized for not following the French pronunciation, > but their forebears named the town for Versailles, Kentucky -- so I guess > it's the Kentuckians who're to blame, unless there's also a Versailles, > Virginia, to carry that burden. Place names are fun. DMLance >