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Re: spelling-pronunciations, was: English syllable structure

From:Matthew Pearson <matthew.pearson@...>
Date:Friday, December 7, 2001, 17:44
--- Anton Sherwood wrote:
laokou wrote:
> /nIk@rA:gju@/ sounds distinctly British (BBC) to my ears. Too, the car > "Jaguar" pronounced à la britannique sounds like /dZ&gju@/. . . .
If South America had been explored first by the English, would the car be called "Howar"? --- end of quote --- The English colonization of Central and South America is an alternative-history scenario I've explored from time to time. There's so much potential: The Inkas of Peroo (speaking Kechwa) converted to Protestantism by Puritan missionaries. Bolivia named instead for a revolutionary who overthrew British rule--the South American George Washington. Hispaniola would be Nova Anglia, Columbia would be Cabotia. Etc... Matt. Matthew Pearson Department of Linguistics Reed College 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd Portland, OR 97202 503 771 1112 x 7618