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!