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Re: NATLANGS: What's that writing system?

From:Paul Joseph Schleitwiler, FCM <pjschleitwilerfcm@...>
Date:Monday, July 10, 2006, 22:26
--- In, Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:
Quoting "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...>:
' ... the way we used to pronounce "Neanderthal" before we were
edjumacated as to the proper French pronunciation? ... "

... As for "Neanderthal", that's Greek-German, so I don't know why the
French pronunciation would be considered "proper"."

The Neanderthal fossils were first found in the Neanderthal which
means  the valley of the Neander river in the local German dialect.
Thal (valley) is also the source of 'dollar', originally 'thaler', the
name of a coin/monetary measure brought to the New World by German
settlers. The 'th' represents an aspirated t, not a Þ.
De god zegent u altijd, alle manieren,


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>