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Re: History Question
Posted by: B.J. Shoja (ID *****8880) Date: December 08, 2002 at 11:14:57
In Reply to: History Question by John Pelkey of 425

Now, I can't say how or why the French "Pelletier" sounds like "Pelkey" to the Anglo ear, but I can direct attention to the fact that the name "Gauthier" has been anglicized to "Gokey" and that "Cloutier" has been anglicized to "Clokey." It's the "tier" sound in French - pronounced rather "tziť" - that sounds like "key" to the English.

- B.J. Shoja


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