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Re: Tong-cho-la

From:Joe Fatula <fatula3@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 23, 2003, 0:39
From: "Tim May" <butsuri@...>
Subject: Re: Tong-cho-la

> Joe Fatula wrote at 2003-04-21 18:38:02 (-0700) > > > > Not just a question of cognates, but one of familiar patterns of > > sounds. Which word seems more familiar to you, "grendge" or > > "arubweg"? Both are certainly pronounceable for English speakers, > > but "grendge" would sound more familiar, being similar to other > > words already in existence. > > > > Assuming, of course, that "grendge" is pronounced /grEndZ/ rather than > /grendge/, in which the cluster /ndg/ would certainly stand out as > unfamiliar. ;)
A correct assumption. My intent was to write them using English orthography, under which you'd have something like (yes, I'm sure it's different in other dialects) /grEndZ/ and /ArUbwEg/.