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Re: Basque & Katzner's Languages of the World

From:Tristan Alexander McLeay <anstouh@...>
Date:Monday, November 19, 2001, 2:50
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On Sun, 18 Nov 2001, David Peterson wrote:

> In a message dated 11/18/01 11:56:56 AM, cowan@MERCURY.CCIL.ORG writes: > > << The first four letters of the alphabet in Arabic and Amharic respectively > (except it's "abugida", not "abugadi"). Just like "alphabet" from > alpha-beta. >> > > The first four letters in the Arabic alphabet are alef, baa, taa, Taa... > Seems like it'd give some sort of word like "alefbaatatha" [&lIfb&4VTV] > (American pronunciation).
For interests' sake, I would've pronounced that as [{l@fb@tA:T@] or [Al@fb@tA:T@], possibly with a -t- rather than -T- (the A--form being more likely for me because the final vowel and dbl a are dead give aways that the word is foreign in origin). Tristan War doesn't prove who's right, just who's left. - BSD Games' Fortune -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iD8DBQE7+HNxcal4LMWSmQcRAoHpAJ9+DsLd+ZWKIfC0XMGYNZ2BMoBOyQCdE5Ha f/F1hhBqC+NlTXpApw4JqM8= =CmlP -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----