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.
> 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
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.