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On Wednesday 20 March 2002 02:50 am, Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> En réponse à Peter Clark <[log in to unmask]>:
> >         (I'm not quite as bad as, say, Georgian, however. Georgian is
> > downright
> > genocidal with its vowels. I mean, what language could be so cruel as
> > to
> > produce a word like "gvprckvnis"? I suppose the "v"s and "r"s are
> > syllabic,
> > but still...)
>
> You suppose wrong! I've heard some recordings of a Georgian pronouncing
> various words and sentences in Georgian, including this famous word, and
> his pronunciation is quite clear: all consonants are pronounced, but none
> is syllabic. It really sounds like a single syllable with only one peak at
> the 'i'.

        Are these recordings online? Where did you find them? Googling for
"gvprckvnis" only turned up a Polish site. I once came across a Georgian site
(don't remember the URL) that had a couple recordings of some words that were
quite clearly anti-vowel in orientation. Glancing through my bookmarks, I
found one site (http://www.armazi.demon.co.uk/georgian/sample.html) that has
a sample from a Georgian folk tale. Caution: it's in .wav format, which means
it's 1.2 MB.
        :Peter

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