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Thorny issues

From:Tristan Mc Leay <kesuari@...>
Date:Thursday, July 15, 2004, 6:38
Ray Brown wrote:
> Yep - and up in Scotland, yogh and z seem to have got themselves confused, > so we know have. e.g. > capercailzie /k&p@(r)'kejli/ a species of grouse > and the surnames: > Dalziel /di'El/
Whoever thought that up?! silly orthographies :)
> Menzies /'mINIs/ > > Tho I gather the latter has acquired in spelling pronunciation /'mEzIz/ in > our former colonies :)
More like /'menziz/ (or /mEnziz/ or however you want to think of it) where the /i/ is like -y, but I suppose you just accidentally forgot to type the /n/ and were thinking in RP. (At least in this former colony that has had a Menzies as our head of Government.) But is it actually pronounced /'mINIs/ in England? I'd thought that was a Scotland-only thing... -- Tristan. | To be nobody-but-yourself in a world kesuari at yahoo! | which is doing its best to, night and day, | to make you everybody else--- | means to fight the hardest battle | which any human being can fight; | and never stop fighting. | --- E. E. Cummings, "A Miscellany"


Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>