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Wed Oct 30 1996

Sum: Pronunciation of _Ascq_

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Message 1: SUM: PRONUNCIATION OF _Ascq_

Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 16:25:22 MST
From: Gary H. Toops <toopstwsuvm.uc.twsu.edu>
Subject: SUM: PRONUNCIATION OF _Ascq_
I would like to thank all those who replied to my query regarding the
pronunciation of the French place name _Ascq_ (as in Villeneuve-
d'Ascq, near Lille). The -s- is indeed pronounced (i.e., /ask/).

I would like to thank:

Joe Carson <jsocst-andrews.ac.uk>
David Roussel <rousselthomson-lcr.fr>
Sophie Heyd <heydclsh.u-nancy.fr>
Philippe Mennecier <phmcimrs1.mnhn.fr>
Martin Wynne <eiamjwcomp.lancs.ac.uk>
Stanley F. (Shimke) Levine <stanlaiken.scarolina.edu>
David Hand <D.Handmmu.ac.uk>

I am particularly indebted to Chris Johns <csrj100hermes.cam.ac.uk>
for forwarding my query to the Francofil list <francofilliverpool.
ac.uk> and to Stavros Macrakis <macrakisosf.org> for pointing out the
following:

>This is also confirmed by Pierre Fouche's Traite de
>Prononciation Francaise (Klincksieck, 1959), which says (p 420) that
>final -scq is always pronounced /sk/, giving as examples Bernescq,
>Boussinescq, Magescq, Bonneboscq, Boscq. According to Fouche, final
>-sc and final -sq are also always pronounced /sk/.

I am also grateful to everyone else who took time to reply.


Gary H. Toops TOOPSTWSUVM.UC.TWSU.EDU
Associate Professor Ph (316) WSU-3180 (978-3180)
Wichita State University Fx (316) WSU-3293 (978-3293)
Wichita, Kansas 67260-0011 USA http://www.twsu.edu/~mcllwww/
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