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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 <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)


Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>Ability of Americans & Europeans to locate eachotherscities (was Re: The [+foreign] attribute)