Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 10:14:29 EST From: David Bergdahl Subject: Re: Merc? From: NAME: David Bergdahl FUNC: English TEL: (614) 593-2783 To: MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]"[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MRGATE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAX If both are [mIrk] then that's odd: the Daimler-Benz auto is [mer'tsedIs bEnts] and the American one is [m3rk]. You say these are Europeans who have appropriated the [mIrk] pronunciation? ... how odd! BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU David Bergdahl Ohio University/Athens "Where Appalachia meets the Midwest"--Anya Briggs