Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pronunciation

Over the last couple of days, FLG has heard the word "presage" spoken on television three times. Every one of those times the word was pronounced pri-ˈsāj.

FLG has always pronounced this word ˈpre-sij. According to Merriam-Webster, both are correct. But we all know that's poppycock. The correct way is pre-sij.

1 comment:

arethusa said...

Huh. I would have said that the first proununciation indicates the verb, the second the noun.

 
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