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Re: OT: Why I'm not Trebor Gnuj

From:Viktor Orenji <vmed@...>
Date:Monday, January 12, 2004, 21:34
On Mon, 12 Jan 2004 11:53:34 +0100, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>

> >> > And I'm not even Trebor Nguj because Nguj is about as ugly as Gnuj. >> (One might >> > reason that since <ng> is a digraph the form should be <Nguj>.) >> >>Well, [Nuj] is also good. > >I think the ugliness factor has to do with what initial >letter sequences or sounds are frequent or admissible in >ones L1. Initial [N] is of course a no-go in European >languages, but acquaintance with Tibetan has innured me >to it -- not least the fact that my Dharma name is Ngawang. >
I think Nguy would be cool, reminiscent of the ubiquitous Nguyen... --Viktor