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Re: USAGE: XH etc. (was: RE: RV: Old English)

From:And Rosta <a.rosta@...>
Date:Sunday, April 2, 2000, 10:40
Rogzy Mildz (Roger Mills):
> In a message dated 4/1/2000 9:02:59 AM Eastern Standard Time, > scaves@FRONTIERNET.NET writes: > > << The "y" is an indication, > he explained, that the preceding consonant is fronted or palatalized. > Example > Mikhaily (his brother)... pronounced /mI'kail/. If I recall correctly. >> > So I understand, too. There is a well-known artist here in S.Florida > (presumably of Hungarian descent) named John Kiraly, usually called > [kI'rali], versus the Olympic water-polo/volleyball? star of a few years > back, Karch Kiraly, called [kI'rai]. Ya pays yer money.....
Where is Ferenc Valoczy? IIRC (which I usually don't), it is <Miha'ly>, /'mihaj/, while <Kiraly> would, I hazard, be /'kirAj/. My greatgrandfather had that name, I think, tho he was called _Miksa_. Speaking of hungarically named sportspersons, on _American gladiators_, a TV show that used to on some years back, there was a former americanfootballer called Larry Csonka, whose name was pronounced Zonka, with a felicitous and aptly onomatopoeic disregard for fidelity of pronunciation. ObConlang: Livagian "/nagyimbre/" cited in an earlier message should in fact be /nagyimble/, if the livagification is based purely on the pronunciation of the Hungarian. --And.