Re: Long vowel strings ...
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 7, 2001, 8:51|
Steg Belsky wrote:
>On Sun, 4 Nov 2001 15:26:17 -0500 Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
> > Since people are discussing lengthy rows of vowels, someone may be
> > happy to
> > learn that there's a Argentine place called _Cauaiauaia_, and
> > another one
> > called _Uoiaiau_ (the later supposedly the world's longest
> > vowel-only
> > place-name).
> > Andreas
> > PS I'm not familiar with how these are actually pronounced -
> > presumeably the
> > orthography is Spanish-inspired.
>It looks like [kawajawaja] and [wojajaw].
We-ell, that's how I'd pronounce 'em if I had to (or possibly four-syllabic
/U.oj.aj.aw/ since one might expect "hu" for /w/), but seeing the weirdities
that goes on in orthographies around the world one can never be sure.
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