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Re: CHAT: Measurements (was: Re: CHAT: browsers)

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 12, 2003, 19:27
Tristan wrote:

> Christophe Grandsire wrote: > > En réponse à Roger Mills <romilly@...>: > > > > > >>Let's get away from the Greek thing for a while....I propose > >>Indonesian > >>(ult. Sanskrit) _laksa_ ... > >>laksagram, laksalitre. Clueless Americans can think of it, quite > >>sensibly > >>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 "lotsa..." ['lAts@]


Tristan <kesuari@...>