[DWJ] Which syllable do you stress in "Chrestomanci"?

Eleanor Joslin eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk
Sat Oct 8 09:06:09 EDT 2011


I think I thought of it as Italian before I knew any Italian, and so I still do, but ... no, I suppose it's not. Maybe it's fake Italian for non-Italian-speaking Brits.

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On 7 Oct 2011, at 23:34, "S. Worthen" <sworthen at owlfish.com> wrote:

> 
> On Oct 5, 2011, at 4:36 PM, Elizabeth Parks wrote:
>> 
>> As for Chrestomanci: isn't ci chi in Italian?  so if it is Italian,
>> shouldn't it be Chres-to-man-chi? 
> 
>    Yes, which is why I never thought of "Chrestomanci" as a feasibly Italianate word before this discussion!
> 
>    Shana
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