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Re: water (was:re:sounds like...)

From:lucasso <lucasso@...>
Date:Sunday, November 22, 1998, 19:55
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Od: Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
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Data: 22 listopada 1998 05:57
Temat: Re: water (was:re:sounds like...)

>On Thu, 19 Nov 1998 12:53:40 +0100, lucasso <lucasso@...> wro=
> >>mia wrote that english 'water' isn't good word for water, becouse of >>sounds... >> >>so how should water sonds like? >> >>i was thinking about 'low' (just like english 'low').. >>('luw' ?[lu:] when stressed) >> >>is it water enough? :) > >Actually, I think "aqua" is a pretty good word for "water". Better than
yes aqua sounds quite water... but where is the secret? :D low/luw - use aproximants, and maybe becouse it sounds waterlike to me aqua use something like diphtong (yes i know the story of latin 'qu' digraph), so thing close to aproximants or maybe water secret is in vowels? :D
>many of my own words for "water" (Olaetyan "itrya", Alzetjan "djelna", >Cispa "tipsic", Jarrda "pean", etc.) > >I really don't have any idea why words like "aqua" and "shui" sound more >watery to me than, say, "tubig" or "hudor", but they do.
maybe becouse lot of stops? :) and polish(slavic) woda /'voda/???