[lit-ideas] Re: Whinger... (Was: Thinks...)

  • From: "Andreas Ramos" <andreas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 10:10:14 -0700

I asked, because whiner rhymes with wine. Whinger sounds so un-English.

yrs,
andreas
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx>
To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 10:06 AM
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Whinger... (Was: Thinks...)


> I notice that my post did not reflect the IPA symbols (International
> Phonetic Association). Basically:
> From the OED
> Pronunciations:
> hwiN(g)@(r)
> _hwIndz@(r_ (mailto:hwIndz@(r) ))
> "The pronunciation with /ng/ ... is vouched for by several instances in
rime;
> that  with /dz/ is indicated by the spelling  whinjer (quot. 1823) and
> implied by the form of Gael. cuinnsear  dagger, sword, which is a
loan-word from Sc."
> Cheers,
> JL
>
>
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