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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-05-19 09:59
Subject: Breakfast
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Quince jam, on toasted brioche.

(Hmm, a nice simple recipé for the brioche too.)
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User: furrfu
Date: 2010-05-19 11:53 (UTC)
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But then surely it'd be pronounced "recip-ay" (similar to fiancé), and not "re-ce-pee"?
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-05-19 11:56 (UTC)
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Now you're trying to apply logic. You'll want us to pronounce 'Paris' with no sibilants next.
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User: furrfu
Date: 2010-05-19 11:57 (UTC)
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Well, I don't know of any words where a trailing é is pronounced "ee"...
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-05-19 12:21 (UTC)
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As they say, absence of knowledge is not knowledge of absence.

(I'm now trying to think of any English word ending in an unaccented trailing 'e' that is pronounced with an 'ee' sound.)

Loan words are always problematic, because the result is almost always different from the original in its pronunciation, and frequently in its orthography too. 'Paris' is an example where the orthography didn't change, but the pronunciation very much did. 'recipe' (no accents) is a case where both have.

I am assuming that the word arrived in English via the French, displacing the traditional term 'receipt'. (Or 'recipt' as Hannah Glasse occasionally spelled it.)
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