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British English: Why Left-Tennant?

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I could Wikipedia this but it's so much more fun to get takes from FodorBrits -

Isn't Lieutennant spelled exactly like that but prounced Left-Tennant?

I can speculate on the derivation of Left-Tennant - an aide standing on the left

But Lieu in French means place, not left

Why do Brits pronouce the word Lieutennant Left-tennant?

makes no sense - seems they should spell it Lefttennant but in books it's always lieutennant?

Baffled in Tunsbridge

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