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Jeff Schwarz
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Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:00 am    Post subject: How do you spell... Reply with quote

This is bugging me: How do you spell repore -- like when you build up a
repore -- a good relationship, a friendly conversation -- with someone?

I'm listening to an audio book which constantly uses this word and I'm
bugged that I can't spell it.

Thanks,
Jeff
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Dylan Nicholson
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Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:01 am    Post subject: Re: How do you spell... Reply with quote

"Jeff Schwarz" <SpJeff@optonline.net> wrote in message news:2e6td.142$Tz.70@fe09.lga...
Quote:
This is bugging me: How do you spell repore -- like when you build up a
repore -- a good relationship, a friendly conversation -- with someone?

I'm listening to an audio book which constantly uses this word and I'm
bugged that I can't spell it.

rapport - obvious, innit?


(Interestingly, none of Google, m-w.com or MS Word suggest this as the
correct spelling for "repore").
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Django Cat
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Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:01 am    Post subject: Re: How do you spell... Reply with quote

On Mon, 6 Dec 2004 18:44:46 -0500, "Jeff Schwarz"
<SpJeff@optonline.net> wrote:

Quote:
This is bugging me: How do you spell repore -- like when you build up a
repore -- a good relationship, a friendly conversation -- with someone?

I'm listening to an audio book which constantly uses this word and I'm
bugged that I can't spell it.

Thanks,
Jeff



rapport
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Martin Ambuhl
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Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:06 am    Post subject: Re: How do you spell... Reply with quote

Jeff Schwarz wrote:
Quote:
This is bugging me: How do you spell repore -- like when you build up a
repore -- a good relationship, a friendly conversation -- with someone?

[COD11]
rapport /ra"pO;/
· n. a close and harmonious relationship in which there is common
understanding.
– ORIGIN C17: Fr., from rapporter ‘bring back’.

(the ASCII-IPA version of the pronunciation is /ra'pO:/)
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Dylan Nicholson
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Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:07 am    Post subject: Re: How do you spell... Reply with quote

"Martin Ambuhl" <mambuhl@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:31kijfF3ceb96U1@individual.net...
Quote:
Jeff Schwarz wrote:
This is bugging me: How do you spell repore -- like when you build up a
repore -- a good relationship, a friendly conversation -- with someone?

[COD11]
rapport /ra"pO;/
· n. a close and harmonious relationship in which there is common
understanding.
– ORIGIN C17: Fr., from rapporter ‘bring back’.

(the ASCII-IPA version of the pronunciation is /ra'pO:/)

(Which is, obviously, non-rhotic). Surely it's most usually /r@'pO/?
I wouldn't have thought /a/ would occur very often on a completely
unstressed syllable. It might occasionally come out as ["r&'pO] for
me.
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nemo
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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 12:04 am    Post subject: Re: How do you spell... Reply with quote

Jeff Schwarz <SpJeff@optonline.net> wrote in message
news:2e6td.142$Tz.70@fe09.lga...
Quote:
This is bugging me: How do you spell repore -- like when you build up a
repore -- a good relationship, a friendly conversation -- with someone?

I'm listening to an audio book which constantly uses this word and I'm
bugged that I can't spell it.

Thanks,
Jeff


Rapport. It's French, hence the silent /t/.


The person reading the book must need some elocution lessons as well if
they're pronouncing it "Repore."

http://www.onelook.com/?w=Rapport&ls=a

Rapport:

noun: relation of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between
people
noun: sympathetic compatibility
noun: a feeling of sympathetic understanding

http://www.onelook.com is extremely useful and is essential in everyone's
Links bar at the top of IE.

It looks through a large number of dictionaries and encyclopedić (That'll
confuse 'em Surprised) and can also translate.
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nemo
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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 12:04 am    Post subject: Re: How do you spell... Reply with quote

Dylan Nicholson <wizofaus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:31k9giF3cc5gvU1@individual.net...
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"Jeff Schwarz" <SpJeff@optonline.net> wrote in message
news:2e6td.142$Tz.70@fe09.lga...
This is bugging me: How do you spell repore -- like when you build up a
repore -- a good relationship, a friendly conversation -- with someone?

I'm listening to an audio book which constantly uses this word and I'm
bugged that I can't spell it.

rapport - obvious, innit?

Not obvious if the person doing the reading has crap pronunciation. Mayst
people dyuu these days - even on Bibbssy TV. Surprised)

After all: Nina Hussein came out with "Paste Officers" for Post Offices on
the news a few weeks back and her "Toxopholite"
for toxophilite lost a contestant a place in the final of Hard Spell on
Sunday.

Quote:
(Interestingly, none of Google, m-w.com or MS Word suggest this as the
correct spelling for "repore").

If an error occurrs too early in a word, they won't have enough to go on and

won't suggest anything.

http://www.onelook.com/ did the same.
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Ross Howard
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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:30 pm    Post subject: Re: How do you spell... Reply with quote

On Tue, 07 Dec 2004 20:14:13 GMT, "nemo" <nemo@newtylust.nit> wrought:

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Dylan Nicholson <wizofaus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:31k9giF3cc5gvU1@individual.net...
"Jeff Schwarz" <SpJeff@optonline.net> wrote in message
news:2e6td.142$Tz.70@fe09.lga...
This is bugging me: How do you spell repore -- like when you build up a
repore -- a good relationship, a friendly conversation -- with someone?

I'm listening to an audio book which constantly uses this word and I'm
bugged that I can't spell it.

rapport - obvious, innit?

Not obvious if the person doing the reading has crap pronunciation. Mayst
people dyuu these days - even on Bibbssy TV. Surprised)

Agreed. In modern Beebglish, "build uip a rapport" would come out as
something like "bude up of a paw".

Quote:
After all: Nina Hussein came out with "Paste Officers" for Post Offices on
the news a few weeks back

Excellent!

Quote:
and her "Toxopholite"
for toxophilite lost a contestant a place in the final of Hard Spell on
Sunday.

I swear I heard one Bibbacy Woad newsreader a few months ago referring
to the hunt for Saddam's "whoppings of nasty traction".

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Ross Howard
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Stan Brown
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Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:06 am    Post subject: Re: How do you spell... Reply with quote

"Jeff Schwarz" wrote in alt.usage.english:
Quote:
This is bugging me: How do you spell repore -- like when you build up a
repore -- a good relationship, a friendly conversation -- with someone?

It's rapport -- the first vowel is the same as the a of "cat" (to my
ears.

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http://OakRoadSystems.com
A: Maybe because some people are too annoyed by top-posting.
Q: Why do I not get an answer to my question(s)?
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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don groves
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Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:08 am    Post subject: Re: How do you spell... Reply with quote

In article <MPG.1c21681c275805f398ce87@news.odyssey.net>, Stan
Brown at the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm exposited:
Quote:
"Jeff Schwarz" wrote in alt.usage.english:
This is bugging me: How do you spell repore -- like when you build up a
repore -- a good relationship, a friendly conversation -- with someone?

It's rapport -- the first vowel is the same as the a of "cat" (to my
ears.

And the "t" is silent.
--
dg (domain=ccwebster)
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