Re: USAGE: XH etc. (was: RE: RV: Old English)
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, April 1, 2000, 17:14|
Eric Christopherson wrote:
> At 03:40 AM 3/31/2000 +0100, And wrote:
> >"Xhosa" = /k@Us@/ and /h@Us@/ on BBC; I myself am unsure how to pronounce
> >it in either English or Xhosa - I've a vague idea it starts with some kind
> >of lateral click,
This is how I understood it. A lateral click. Back in my salad days,
I was at Berkeley and studying the oral formula, a scholar came and gave
a long paper on the oral formulaic poetry of the Xhosa tribe. The
of "Xhosa" occasioned a great deal of interest, and everyone went around
> >Nagys get called /'nA:gi/).
I knew a Nagy. He explained that his name in proper Hungarian was more
like Nudge or even Naidge, but /naZ/ would do. He did get Naggy or
as a common pronunciation. Sometimes Nadgy. The "y" is an indication,
he explained, that the preceding consonant is fronted or palatalized.
Mikhaily (his brother)... pronounced /mI'kail/. If I recall correctly.
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