[Dixielandjazz] Mike or Mic?

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Mon Mar 16 22:00:13 PDT 2009

Paul Edgerton wrote:
> People who say sax-OFF-oh-nist are ob-VEE-ously getting the em-FA-sis
> on the wrong syl-LA-ble. (Which sounds like greek to me.)

Dear Paul, Dave, Steve and all,
As an Australian, born in Melbourne (Mellbun) I pronounce the above as  
sax-OFF-on-ist, the neckst two as you have written them and syl-ubble,
I also say mike-rophone, mike, tel-EFF-onist, tel-o-phone and deaF- 
Well I think I do.
Our clarynetist, Jack Wiard (ex-Californian) may not hear it that way.
Kind regards,

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