Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 09:44:54 EDT

From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer


Subject: pronunciation note

I happened to notice that the traffic reporter this morning used the

word "albeit" (which I tend to think of as somewhat archaic), but he

pronounced it all-bite. It's possible he was reading it off someone

else's text and guessing, but it's also possible that this is how

some people are pronouncing it now. I _think_ he's from the

Midwest, based on how he pronounces "Newark," but that's only an

inference. Has anyone else heard this pronunciation? For that matter,

has anyone else heard (rather than read) the word "albeit" in

conversation or this sort of broadcast recently?

Vicki Rosenzweig

vr%acmcr.uucp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

New York, NY