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/
> 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
"A mind which thinks at its own expense will always
interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760