OT (kinda): Nacogdoches, Texas
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Monday, February 3, 2003, 4:38|
It's been a day and a half since the tragedy over Texas. I got to see my
hometown of Nacogdoches on international news; it's where most of the debris
landed. It was a near-perfect mission up to that point, and a first in a couple
ways: first Israeli and first Indian in space. Your thoughts and prayers are
So how is Nacogdoches and similar hard-to-pronounce placenames in the US
rendered in various languages, especially non-Latin scripts. It's normally
pronounced ["n&k@'d@utSIz] but there are variations. It's the Spanish name for a
Caddo ethnonym, originally [nakoG'doches] or something like that.
The main issue would be whether or not to write the G, since it's silent.
Turkish might have <nakog^doçIz> or something.