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Subject: Re: Stress on different syllables in different accents
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: February 11, 2008 at 9:22:55 AM
Reply to: Re: Stress on different syllables in different accents by Anneza
I have never heard the bo-REESE version in the USA, only BOR-iss. :)

I think Americans learned the BOR-iss pronunciation years ago from the actor Boris Karloff, and that was later reinforced by the cartoon villain Boris Badenov. :) Not to mention Boris Yeltsin and Boris Becker more recently.

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