* 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.