Re: spelling-pronunciations, was: English syllable structure
|From:||Matthew Pearson <matthew.pearson@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 7, 2001, 17:44|
--- Anton Sherwood 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
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