R: Re: another silly phonology question
|Date:||Wednesday, November 29, 2000, 15:33|
> On Wed, 29 Nov 2000, Jim Taylor wrote:
> > In the Arabic of the Gulf States (Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait etc.) theletter
> > '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