Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 11:31:15 -0600 From: Bruce Gelder Subject: albeit 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? -Bruce