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

From:Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>
Date:Saturday, March 12, 2005, 15:15
Philip Newton wrote:

> > 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?
Not Polish. Not sure about Belarusian, but Slavic langs in general don't seem to be too fond of diphthongs (excluding [j] glides, and combinations with [w] <ł> in Polish). In fact, I can't think of a single Polish word with a diphthong. But what am I saying? Surely <Europa>, <auto> and other borrowings have diphthongs, <Europa> with [Ew]. I'm not sure though. > Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> s. --


Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>