Re: Pronunciation Of _William_
- From: "Peter Stewart" <p_m_stewart@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 08:21:42 GMT
I have already answered this rot from Hines once today - evidently he thinks
that by ignoring the facts, and his initial mistake that even he has now
abandoned, and by simply repeating this distorted tripe, somehow he will
scrape out of the mess he made for himself.
Once again: I did NOT say that anyone "should" be pronouncing any word or
name, including William, in any particular way. I did NOT say that careful
enunciation of syllables is necessary, or creditable, or that carelessly
eliding them is wrong or discreditable. Quite obviously it must be to a
degree careful to speak with precision, sounding every syllable in a word
clearly, just as it must be to a degree careless not to speak precisely. It
may be described as careless to say "can't" instead of "cannot", but that is
neither here nor there as to the correctness of the elided version. The
second -i in William is unnecessary fropm the origin of the name, but it IS
there and it IS a vowel, not a consonant. Willyum is NOT the name.
To find something "hilarious" in this straightforward observation, while
failing to retract his absurd & wrong jibes, is feeble & gutless of Hines -
but then, what's new?
"D. Spencer Hines" <poguemidden@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> "It is pronounced as two syllables, "Will-yum", by most Britons, but as
> three syllables, "Will-i-um" by careful speakers."
> Peter M. Stewart
> Victoria, it just doesn't get any better than this.
> Peter Stewart is determined to make a fool of himself again by saying
> all the hundreds of millions of English-speaking folks all over the
> Globe who say "WILLYUM" instead of "Will-i-um" -- as PMS insists they
> should be saying -- if they were "careful" -- are designated by Stewart
> as "careless speakers".
> Peter Stewart = Top Banana of SGM.
> Best laugh I've had all month.
> Deus Vult.
> D. Spencer Hines
> Lux et Veritas et Libertas
> Vires et Honor
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