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

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Saturday, March 12, 2005, 12:03
On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 10:53:49 +0100, Carsten Becker
<naranoieati@...> wrote:
> > On Thursday 10 March 2005 09:20 +0100, Philip Newton wrote: > > > On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 13:35:46 +0100, Carsten Becker > > > > <naranoieati@...> wrote: > > > - Philip Newton: Vilim Nyutan ["vilim njut_dAn] > > > > Meh :) I'm not particularly fond of initial [v] -- though > > in Klingon, the closest I'd get would also be vIlIp > > (which happens to be its own SAMPA transcription). > > Ayeri lacks [f] for some strange aesthetic reason. Would you > mind "Pilim" then?
I think that's slightly better.
> > My last name would probably be |yu'tIn| [ju?tIn], though > > I'm also rather fond of the spelling pronunciation > > |newton| [newton] due to its containing the > > moderately-rare-in-the-natlangs-I-know diphthong [ew]. > > ... which is actually pronounced [ju:] in Britain and just > [u:] in the US. It's not a diphthong -- at least not to my > Cherman-biast ears: ["nju:tn=].
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? Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> Watch the Reply-To!


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