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----- Original Message -----
From: "Andreas Johansson" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: Country names


> Quoting Carlos Thompson <[log in to unmask]>:
>
> > Stone Gordonssen wrote:
> >
> > > >I hope I'm not the only one that tried to figure out how [~=AmEranch]
> > was
> > > >supposed to be pronounced, and how the Australians could mangle the
> > > >word 'station' so badly...
> > >
> > > Drat. You mean Aussies don't use a borrowed Aboriginal word which
> > > begins with a nasalized centralized [A]?
> >
> > The tricky part is that [nch] ending.  Alveolar nasal followed by
> > palatal
> > stop and ended with a glotal fricative...
>
> If we interpret that "h" as loose transcription for aspiration (this is
> explicitly acceptable according to the X-SAMPA document), it's no worse
than
> German words like "Amt".
>
>                                                                 Andreas
Yes...it's a sound found in Indo-Aryan languages..|छ|(for those who can read
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