|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/.