Talk:once

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Pronunciation[edit]

I am interested in learning why the word 'once' is pronounced 'wuns' in english and not phonetically as onse. —This unsigned comment was added by 209.52.102.21 (talkcontribs) 2006-06-15 03:39:22.

Note from the etymology that it derives from Old English on, so it is not surprising that it is pronounced more like English "one" than a Latin root would have produced. Rod (A. Smith) 05:39, 19 June 2006 (UTC)