Silly newbie question - Carrot character (^)
msarro at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 20:44:58 CET 2010
It's ok, people who refer to a labret piercing as a "la-BRAY" piercing are
also incorrect. It's pronounced lab-RET, as its base word is the latin
"labretta." French as a language shall doom us all :)
On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 2:54 PM, Philip Semanchuk <philip at semanchuk.com>wrote:
> On Nov 5, 2010, at 12:43 PM, Peter Pearson wrote:
> > On Fri, 5 Nov 2010 10:12:05 -0400, Philip Semanchuk wrote:
> >> BTW the more common name for this character is caret (ka-RAY).
> > Yes, it's caret, but no, it's KA-rit, almost the same as
> > carrot. It's straight from Latin, with no detour through
> > French.
> This I did not know (obviously). Thanks. I knew all those years of studying
> French would ruin me somehow.
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