Saturday, January 14, 2012

Not that it Matters, but...

The other night when I was writing about Barbara's and my dinner and cognates, I couldn't remember how that conversational bit arose. A conversation today prompted the memory of how.

We started talking about different pronunciations of English words. I said that Canadians (who I often heard when I followed NHL hockey) would say organ-eye-zation... like "this is a great hockey organ-eye-zation." We talked about a few British pronunciations and I said that the Brits' pronunciation of "schedule" as "shedule" annoys me. Barbara said, "Well, it is SH" and I said, "No, its SCH... you say SKool, not Shool."

So Barbara said, "Oh, are school and shul cognates?"

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