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Joe wrote:

> ----- 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@]

[Qstreili@] with au as the o in lost not as the au in cause say all my
dictionaries


David Barrow