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Re: Qosmiani website

From:Josh Roth <fuscian@...>
Date:Friday, November 30, 2001, 6:31
In a message dated 11/29/01 8:37:37 PM, fortytwo@GDN.NET writes:

>John Cowan wrote: >> For example, I have never heard anyone >> say the word "satyagraha" (presumably a Hindi borrowing, referring to >Gandhi's >> principles of passive resistance), but I would surely say /sAtS@'gRAh@/. > >I've noticed that when people read things like Bible passages outloud, >when they encounter unfamiliar names, there is a strong tendency for >penultimate stress.
Which isn't a bad guess if it's a Hebrew name. It's pretty much either gonna be penultimate or ultimate. Which has nothing to do with your _point_ of course.... :-)
>As for that word, I'd probably say /"sAti@'grAh@/ (" for secondary >stress, ' for primary)
I'd probably say /sVtyV'g4VhV/ - aren't the short <a>s /V/?
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Josh Roth


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