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Old 07-23-2006, 09:41 PM   #1
Richard Waller
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Why do I have such difficulty with the word Genre, which sometimes seems to be pronounced jen-ra. A class, set or sort of liturature or artistic work. Should be associated with Genus which is a class of animals, which sometimes is pronounced gen-us with a hard G. It is like a spelling mistake; I stop and wonder, and lose the sense of what I was reading.

Is it just that I think both words are ugly? Or perhaps its because I do not relate to people that use the word Genre?

   
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