Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 11:31:15 -0600
From: Bruce Gelder bgelder[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CAMEL.SIM.ES.COM
This thread on "albeit" makes me wonder whether the [bayt] pronunciation
is patterned after the German "arbeit" (as in arbeit macht frie `work
makes free' [my apologies if I've spelled any of the German words wrong--
I don't profess to know German]). With the spellings and pronunciation
being so similar, it makes me wonder whether the person pronouncing it
that way had some knowledge of German.
Does anyone happen to know?