Re: List of Surnames (Was: Re: Moi, le Kou (was: verbs = nouns?))
|From:||Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 21, 2001, 15:57|
On Sat, 20 Jan 2001, Elliott Lash wrote:
> > On Thu, 18 Jan 2001, Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> > > En réponse à Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>:
> > >
> > > Gwladys /gla'dis/
> > (Gladys?)
> I know, French writing is like it is :) .
> Actually...... Gwladys follows the welsh orthography much better. The initial Gw- before a
> consonent indicates a slightly "deeper" /g/ sound.... sort of in your
> throat....or at least that's how i've always it.
<wry g> Yeah--when I saw that "w" I thought, "Welsh?" but I couldn't
figure why a Welsh name would be on the list. :-p OTOH, Americans steal
names from all over, so why not? :-)