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_,  in
_restaurang_, and [o:] in _haussa_. A few words have either [A:] or [aw], frex
* But [aw] in most other words in _auto-_.