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Georgian hatred of vowels was Re: making up words

From:Peter Clark <pc451@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 20, 2002, 15:01
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On Wednesday 20 March 2002 02:50 am, Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> En réponse à Peter Clark <pc451@...>: > > (I'm not quite as bad as, say, Georgian, however. Georgian is > > downright > > genocidal with its vowels. I mean, what language could be so cruel as > > to > > produce a word like "gvprckvnis"? I suppose the "v"s and "r"s are > > syllabic, > > but still...) > > You suppose wrong! I've heard some recordings of a Georgian pronouncing > various words and sentences in Georgian, including this famous word, and > his pronunciation is quite clear: all consonants are pronounced, but none > is syllabic. It really sounds like a single syllable with only one peak at > the 'i'.
Are these recordings online? Where did you find them? Googling for "gvprckvnis" only turned up a Polish site. I once came across a Georgian site (don't remember the URL) that had a couple recordings of some words that were quite clearly anti-vowel in orientation. Glancing through my bookmarks, I found one site ( that has a sample from a Georgian folk tale. Caution: it's in .wav format, which means it's 1.2 MB. :Peter -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iD8DBQE8mKQmevbW9GDdlVARAifqAJ9df9jbfAVIoETz0kcEfbi7VjSI/gCeJi8B i18REroaJKt1TSzDCnTCF68= =wthZ -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>
Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>