Re: CHAT: Ability of Americans & Europeans to locate each otherscities (was Re: The [+foreign] attribute)
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 18, 2002, 16:28|
On Tue, Sep 17, 2002 at 08:37:46PM -0500, Nik Taylor wrote:
> I'm not sure why
> they didn't just rename the two cities East Kansas City and West Kansas
> City or, even more logically, rename the Missouri side "Missouri City".
For one thing, Kansas City MO is much larger and more important than
Kansas City KS, and has a better right to the originally undivided name IMHO.
Another neat case is the Arkansas River, which in Kansas /'k&nz@s/ is
pronounced '/Ar'k&nz@s/, but in the state of Arkansas /'Ar\k@nsO/ is
pronounced /'Ar\rk@nsO/ also.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan <jcowan@...>
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! `Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)