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Re: CHAT: barbarisms (was: CHAT: Being both theologically correct and properly modern)

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Monday, May 14, 2001, 20:10
Ference Valoczy wrote:
>It's actually rather amusing to hear people try to say my last name...I've >hear [va"lA:tSi], [va"lA:ksi], [va"loutSi], [va"lA:ski] and many others. >I'm a bit recalcitrant and I insist on people getting as close as they can >to the proper pronunciation of ["va:lo:tsi], which generally ends up as >["va:lVtsi], which is close enough I guess. My sister though, in Hungary >or with Hungarian speakers naturally uses the proper pronunciation, but >with non-Hungarian speakers uses [va"lousi] (which makes me cringe... =) ) >Interesting this is, how the pronunciation of names change...
Hehe, I've sort of been mentally pronouncing your name as ["vA:lo:tSi]. So {cz} is a fancy spelling of {c} rather than of {cs}, or have I've got my Magyar orthography mixed up? Andreas _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at


Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>