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Subject: Re: Hey Pavlos!!!
Author: Anneza   (guest, 163.200.81.4)
Date: May 10, 2004 at 11:43:55 PM
Reply to: Hey Pavlos!!! by 'Cole
Sorry, I'm not Pavlos - but there's a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta called Iolanthe after the heroine, and there it's eye-oh-LAN-thee, with the LAN like 'land' without the D and the -thee with the -th- sound we get in 'thigh' and 'thistle', not the voiced version.

When they were writing, an English gentleman (and his audience) would be expected to know Greek; however, when I think of how they used to pronounce Latin, I must confess to a little shiver of doubt ...

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