Re: CHAT: Measurements (was: Re: CHAT: browsers)
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 12, 2003, 19:27|
> Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> > En réponse à Roger Mills <romilly@...>:
> >>Let's get away from the Greek thing for a while....I propose
> >>(ult. Sanskrit) _laksa_ ...
> >>laksagram, laksalitre. Clueless Americans can think of it, quite
> >>actually, as "lotsa..."
> > Makes me think of "laxative"...
> Made me think of 'Luxembourg' (how do *you* borrow /a/?).
>Barring indications to the contrary, as Span. or Ital [a], a bit less open
than US [A]. Christophe's "laxa(tive)" [l&ks@-] could be a spelling
pronunciation in the US, but I think 99% of us would reanalyze it as