Another French loan-word: suite
- We've been talking about the pronunciation of "herb", with or without
the initial "h". Another French loan-word with different pronunciations
is "suite". As a kid, I lived in Minnesota for two years and learned to
pronounce it "sweet", as in a bedroom suite. But after moving to
Arkansas, the TV ads pronounce it bedroom "soot". I'm guessing this is
a North-South difference.
And don't the Brits pronounce "fillet" the way it is spelled? The
Americans use the French pronunciation, as in fish fillet. However, I
think we all use the same pronunciation for "ballet".
Nancy, reading online about the catastrophic hurricane