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
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>