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Re: Name mangling (Was: Re: First Sound Recording of Asha'ille!)

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Sunday, March 13, 2005, 19:16
Quoting Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>:

> Stephen Mulraney wrote: > > Still, it's hard to > > imagine that Zamenhof got the idea for including these diphthongs [ew, au] > > in E-o > > *specifically* from Polish, since they're fairly marginal in that > > language, and > > present mainly only in borrowings.... > > Most likely not from Polish, IMO. Surely he had a pan-European outlook; "eu" > in particular has many odd pronunciations,
[snip] The digraphs |eu| and |au| for some reason are very unpredictible in my pronunciation of Swedish. The crowning glory is |eu| being [e] in _Europa_, [Ev] in _euro_, and (disyllabic) [e:u\] in _Eurasien_. It's also [Ef] in words like _terapeut_, and [2j] in some German-derived names like _Creutz_. |au|, meanwhile, manages [aw] in _paus_, [a] in _automat_*, [A:] in _August_, [8] in _restaurang_, and [o:] in _haussa_. A few words have either [A:] or [aw], frex _dinosaurie_. * But [aw] in most other words in _auto-_. Andreas