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----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos Thompson" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 10:32 PM
Subject: Re: Country names


> Tristan McLeay wrote:
>
>
> > Robert B Wilson wrote:
> >
> > >>We here say /@stSr\&iL@/ where /L/=[j], [lj] or [li].
> > >>
> > >
> > >you say 'istrailyih'? :P
> > >
> > No, everyone else can't say Australia properly, and it has a very
> > obvious pronunciation from its spelling :P
>
> Of course: [aws"t4alja].  Obvious, not?
>
> Well, in my Ideolectical Chibchombian English it would become
> [Os`"t`r`ejlj@], or something like that.  Aussie/Ozzie would be ["OzI].
>
> (not sure if that [t`r`] is actually a slightly palatized retroflex trill)
>
> Of course, I am not a native English Speaker.
>
> -- Carlos Th

In RP it would be about the same as you pronounce it, but without the
retroflexes.  [Ostrejlij@]