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* Mark J. Reed said on 2009-04-25 00:01:35 +0200
> I infer from the commonality between the national name "Botswana" and
> the language name "Setswana" that the common root is "tswana".  Does
> that mean that the native syllabification is  "bo-tswana" and
> "se-tswana" rather than the Anglic "bot-swana" and "set-swana"?
> 
> Are the titles "mma" (ms, ma'am) and "rra" (mister, sir) considered
> monosyllabic ([m:a], [R:a]) or bisyllabic ([m=a], [R=a])?

Ah, am I to understand that rra Reed has discovered the wonderful world
of mma Ramotswe?

Very good reading for lazy summer days, of which we'll soon have plenty.


t.