Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: OT: Latin subject-verb agreement

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Sunday, December 23, 2007, 16:07
>>Gary Shannon wrote:
>>...much as Americans put an /r/ in Burma and Myanmar that was never >>there before.
>Jeff Rollin <jeff.rollin@...> wrote: >AFAIK the /r/ in "Myanmar" and the first /r/ in "Burma" have always >been there (for people with rhotic accents, anyhoo); I suppose it's >possible some people pronounce "Burma" as "Burmar" though.
Are you talking about the /r/ in BuRma or an added /r/ as in BurmaR? According to the Wiktionary entry, every language listed has an /r/ in the name. Only Chinese does not. Interestingly, the Burmese is either Myanmar or Myanma. Also given is the Burmese "bama." I have never heard an American put an /r/ on the end of the name. I can't speak for other Anglophones, though. Charlie


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>