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At 04:13 12.1.2004, John Cowan wrote:

> > I'm not Trebor Gnuj because I find Gnuj extremely ugly.
>
>Well, if you pronounce it [gnuj] it sounds quite good, I think.

Another possibility -- not so ugly IMHO -- is [Jy:Z]! :)


> > And I'm not even Trebor Nguj because Nguj is about as ugly as Gnuj.
> (One might
> > reason that since <ng> is a digraph the form should be <Nguj>.)
>
>Well, [Nuj] is also good.

I think the ugliness factor has to do with what initial
letter sequences or sounds are frequent or admissible in
ones L1.  Initial [N] is of course a no-go in European
languages, but acquaintance with Tibetan has innured me
to it -- not least the fact that my Dharma name is Ngawang.

/BP 8^)
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