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CONLANG  July 2004, Week 3

CONLANG July 2004, Week 3

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Re: Thorny issues

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Tristan Mc Leay <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 15 Jul 2004 16:38:59 +1000

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Ray Brown wrote:
> Yep - and up in Scotland, yogh and z seem to have got themselves confused,
>  so we know have. e.g.
> capercailzie /k&p@(r)'kejli/ a species of grouse
> and the surnames:
> Dalziel /di'El/

Whoever thought that up?! silly orthographies :)

> Menzies /'mINIs/
>
> Tho I gather the latter has acquired in spelling pronunciation /'mEzIz/ in
> our former colonies  :)

More like /'menziz/ (or /mEnziz/ or however you want to think of it)
where  the /i/ is like -y, but I suppose you just accidentally forgot to
type the /n/ and were thinking in RP. (At least in this former colony
that has had a Menzies as our head of Government.)

But is it actually pronounced /'mINIs/ in England? I'd thought that was
a Scotland-only thing...

--
Tristan.                 |       To be nobody-but-yourself in a world
kesuari at yahoo!.com.au |  which is doing its best to, night and day,
                          |                 to make you everybody else---
                          |          means to fight the hardest battle
                          |            which any human being can fight;
                          |                    and never stop fighting.
                          |      --- E. E. Cummings, "A Miscellany"

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