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R: Re: another silly phonology question

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 29, 2000, 15:33
John wrote:

> On Wed, 29 Nov 2000, Jim Taylor wrote: > > > In the Arabic of the Gulf States (Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait etc.) the
> > 'qaf' is pronounced and often transcribed as /g/. > > > > eg. 'Cairo is beautiful': > > /el qahira gamiila/ (Egyptian Arabic) > > /al gahira dZamiila/ (Gulf Arabic) > > Elsewhere, too, apparently: Mu'ammar Qadhdhafi's name once appeared at the > bottom of a letter (in English) as "Gadhafi". >
Who is this? Is he the president of Libia? That, at least in Italy, is named Gheddafi /ged'dafi/. Luca