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Re: NATLANGS: What's that writing system?

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Monday, July 10, 2006, 17:31
On 7/10/06, Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> wrote:
> And they say "Echiopia de wa", or roughly, "In Ethiopia, ..."
...and "chi" is phonemically "ti". And the Ethiopians I know refer to it as something like /i:'tjo.pi.ja/. So why does it have a /T/ in English? Is that a spelling pronunciation, like the way we used to pronounce "Neanderthal" before we were edjumacated as to the proper French pronunciation? Or has the English version of the name been around long enough to have gone through the same path as other words with /T/? -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>Ethiopia et al. (was NATLANGS: What's that writing system?)