Re: Name mangling (Was: Re: First Sound Recording of Asha'ille!)
|From:||Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, March 12, 2005, 12:42|
On 12 Mar 2005, at 10.55 pm, Philip Newton wrote:
> I think you missed the point - I was talking about the Klingon word
> |newton| which is pronounced [nEwton] and contains the diphthong [Ew]
> (note square brackets indicating pronunciation). I confess I wrote [e]
> when I believe the more common pronunciation of Klingon |e| is [E].
> It's the diphthong in the first syllable of the Esperanto word for
> Europe (Eŭropo), for example, but I think that even in Esperanto, [Ew]
> (spelled |eŭ|) is uncommon. And off the top of my head, I can't think
> of any other language that has [Ew], though perhaps Belarusian or
> Polish does?
I would've volunteered my own dialect of English as having [&w], with a
starting point that's apparently very close to [E], but I'm informed
that it's actually [&O] in Australian (for what's usually /au/ in other
dialects). There must be some dialect with [&w] though, if it's close
enough... And Cockney _bell_ is [bEw], isn't it? (Of course, for your
surname, I say something more like [nju\:d@n] so maybe this is totally
I will, however, agree with your (original and perhaps incorrect?)
statement that [ew] is a nice diphthong.