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On Mon, 12 Jan 2004 11:53:34 +0100, Benct Philip Jonsson <[log in to unmask]>
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>
>> > 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.
>


I think Nguy would be cool, reminiscent of the ubiquitous Nguyen...

--Viktor




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