Sheron Roberts on wed 20 mar 02
I appreciate your reply. I have always pronounced it roo-teel, and been =
corrected by a few. Sooo, I shall continue to say roo-teel.
Sheron in NC=20
Snail Scott on wed 20 mar 02
At 11:19 AM 3/19/02 -0500, you wrote:
>But is that pronounced
>Ru tile (long i)
According to my trusty Webster's Dictionary, 'rutile'
comes from the French (hence the confusion of the
role of that final 'e' in modifying preceding vowels).
The French got it from the German word 'rutil', which
in turn is derived from the Latin 'rutilus', which is
related to words like 'rufus' and 'rubeus' meaning
'red'. Webster's (a dictionary of American English)
gives the 'roo-teel' pronunciation first, with the
'roo-tile' pronuncuation as an acceptable second.
British usage may vary, I don't know.
Suzanne Tourtillott on fri 22 mar 02
On Wed, 20 Mar 2002 23:30:30 -0500, Sheron Roberts
>I appreciate your reply. I have always pronounced it roo-teel, and been corrected by a few. Sooo, I shall continue to say roo-teel.
>Sheron in NC
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I keep a big dictionary open on a stand on my desk, so I'll never put off
looking up the meaning or spelling of a word. My dictionary says that rutile
is pronounced "roo-TEEL." Sheron's right.