On Thu, 25 Jul 2002 17:07:23 -0400 Christopher Wright <[log in to unmask]> writes: > Hey, who thinks that "Noam Chomsky" is a funny name? (Sorry for > introducing something so puerile, but conlangers are generally very > interested in how words sound.) > Laimes, > Wright. - Not really... although i find it somewhat silly-sounding that i've always heard "Noam" pronounced /nom/, like "gnome", instead of /noam/. And the /m/-/s/ juncture seems to attract an intermediary [p], [tSampski]. -Stephen (Steg), brother of the Left-Handed Lithuanian "[ke@l m@'vasr= m@'vasr= viejmr=]"