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Pronouncing “gala”

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Re: Pronouncing “gala”  •  July 26, 2012, 3:22am  •  0 vote

@Britophile I lived on the west coast for five years and when an event got labeled as a gala, I only ever heard tv anchors and radio disc jockeys pronounce it as gey-luh. So to turn things around..

Re: Topography  •  July 12, 2012, 7:19pm  •  0 vote

I don't find that topography should have additive description such as flat or high. Topography can contain information that describes the area as flat or high but describing "topography" itself seems

Re: “get in contact”  •  July 12, 2012, 7:10pm  •  1 vote

I do not believe that peeves have to be justified, as it seems to go against their very nature. But I see no harm in explaining them when asked. Questions I find are at the heart of learning.

Re: Pronouncing “gala”  •  July 12, 2012, 10:14am  •  0 vote

For me the abnormality of the Gey-luh pronunciation stands out in stark contrast to both British and non-English ( French, Italian Portuguese, Polish and Icelandic to name a few ) pronunciations of t

Re: Pronouncing “gala”  •  July 12, 2012, 2:48am  •  1 vote

If one accepts the gey in gey-la why not go full hog and say gey-ley? Hairy Scot's link demonstrates clearly the abnormality of the gey-la pronunciation. ( )