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Re: [Czechlist] Re: "krbova kamna" - help needed urgently

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  • James Kirchner
    If it burns wood. ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 44 , Oct 4, 2007
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      If it burns wood.

      On Oct 4, 2007, at 4:10 AM, Jennifer Hejtmankova wrote:

      > woodstove
      >
      > regards,
      > jennifer
      >
      > On 4.10.2007, at 9:53, dparrot@... wrote:
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      > > What's the English equivalent for "krbova kamna" (not just the
      > > fireplace,
      > > but that fancy stove with fire resistant windows, etc.)?
      > > Thanks for helping me.
      > > Dusan
      > >
      > >
      > >
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    • James Kirchner
      ... In the US, it would never be pronounced therr-van-tess , because our main exposure is not to a lisping variety of Spanish. The normal pronunciation here
      Message 44 of 44 , Oct 7, 2007
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        On Oct 7, 2007, at 12:54 PM, melvyn.geo wrote:

        > Well OK, that is a good argument, but does Cervantes fit in to this
        > theory at all? I must admit I normally pronounce the name
        > "sir-van-tease" rather than "therr-van-tess" (blame my primary school
        > teacher) and I do not think I am alone in this, at least in the UK.

        In the US, it would never be pronounced "therr-van-tess", because our
        main exposure is not to a lisping variety of Spanish. The normal
        pronunciation here would be "sir-vahn-tess".

        Jamie




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