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CHAT Megan (was: Why my conlangs SUCK!!!)

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Friday, January 23, 2004, 13:32
On Thursday, January 22, 2004, at 05:09 AM, Tristan McLeay wrote:

> On Wed, 21 Jan 2004, Mark J. Reed wrote: > >> On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 11:12:18PM -0500, Tristan McLeay wrote: >>> Apropos of this, there is a female American name pronounced [mejg@n] or >>> thereabouts. Is that simply the American (for particular values of >>> American, of course) pronunciation of 'Meagan', which I say as /mIig@n/ >>> ? >> >> Yes. > > Okay (I'm not sure which of 'Meagan' and 'Megan' is more common here. I > just spelt it the first way it came to me. It could well be that 'Megan' > is more common here).
Meagan? Ach y fi! Where did that come from? 'Megan' is _Welsh_ girl's name & pronounced ['mEgan]. When used in other parts of the UK, it still keeps close to the Welsh, tho in England it's usually ['mEgn=]. Ray =============================================== (home) (work) =============================================== "A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760