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Re: USAGE: [CONLANG] A BrSc a? & Nyuu Romaji

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Sunday, April 21, 2002, 21:12
Christophe Grandsire scripsit:

> It reminds me of the change in spelling from Peking to Beijing, and suddenly all > journalists began pronouncing the name ['beIdZiN], although it's only the > spelling which change and not the pronunciation of the name (which was > correctly approximated by the first common spelling).
Actually, I now must sail on the other tack. [beIdZiN] is a *much* better approximation for the city's name than [pekiN or [phikIN]. The k > dZ change happened already in the 16th century.


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>Beijing (was: USAGE: RE: [CONLANG] A BrSc a? & Nyuu Romaji)
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>Beijing (was: USAGE: RE: [CONLANG] A BrSc a? & Nyuu Romaji)