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Re: LCC2: Meeting our Community

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <conlang@...>
Date:Thursday, July 19, 2007, 14:34
R A Brown skrev:

 >>> AFAIK, it's because it's pronounced /endZl&N/ i.e. as
 >>> two syllables, and -ge- is one way to spell of soft g
 >>> (cf. also vegetable /vedZt@b@l/), but -gi- isn't.
 > Spot on! IIRC it was And Rosta who coined the term many
 > moons ago.
 >> Actually a poll was taken at the end of the recent
 >> gathering and quite a few people reported using a 3-
 >> syllable pronunciation with a schwa in the middle. I
 >> don't recall the exact results. I've always pronounced it
 >> (in my mind) as a 3-syllable word; I've never had an
 >> opportunity to use it in conversation.
 > Maybe to avoid confusion we could use g-caron: enǧlang :)

Would _enjlang_ be an option? I must admit that _engelang_
looks trisyllabic to me in spite of knowing better. My
perverse brain keeps suggesting _endZlang_ as the 'official'
spelling. Alas that _endglang_ looks like some painful
condition at the end!