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

From:B. Garcia <madyaas@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 8, 2005, 21:16
On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 16:08:56 -0500, Roger Mills <rfmilly@...> wrote:

> > There just isn't much recourse in Standard Kash. Alternatives might be: > hen-vik, hénuwik, maybe "compound" hen-hik [xEn.xik]. > > For all I know, they don't even have an uvula (what purpose does it serve in > us, anyway? Trips the gag reflex?)... Other Kash langs. may have a velar > fricative, but heaven knows what the -nG- cluster would evolve to. > he~Gik? hemwik? heNwik?
No one really knows exactly what it's for. Some think it helps block the nasal passage when swallowing, but myself, for instance, sometimes it doesn't help :). Anyway, revising my example based off of what Henrik said, then there's not much recourse either. You'd get: Henhik /hen'hik/ Hengik /he'Nik/ Henik /he'nik/ Hegik /he'gik/ Henggik /heN'gik/ The latter is probably the most likely -- And they don't give the answers at the end of the test So you can't simply stand there and hope for the best So wake me up at the border when we reach Mexico I'll tell you a secret I don't even know... King of the Jailhouse - Aimee Mann