USAGE: XH etc. (was: RE: RV: Old English)
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 31, 2000, 2:40|
> Carlos Thompson wrote:
> > xh (only one word: xhosa)
> Good heavens, is there a standard Swedish way to pronounce "Xhosa"? I greatly
> doubt there is a standard English way to pronounce it? I think most people
> just boggle at it.
> OTOH, "Enver Hoxha" was generally pronounced ['Envr='haksa] in these parts.
"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, but expect to be enlightened by responses to this
message. /'Env@ 'hQdZ@/ pretty universally in Britain; since that clearly
isn't a spelling pronunciation, it presumably must bear some resemblance
to the Albanian, much as does the English /'Imri NQdZ/ (though other
Nagys get called /'nA:gi/).
ObConlang: Livagian <nagyimbre> "X is Imre Nagy". (It's in the dictionary,
not made up for this message!)