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Re: American dialect of Brithenig
On Sun, 1 Aug 1999, Sally Caves wrote:
> I meant just that! <G> Stirling leaves in all the "dh"s and "bh"s and
> when reproducing their names and the words they say to each other, as
> its been found somewhere in stone (and in the Roman alphabet!!!!).
Sounds like he didn't read too deeply into the subject. I would expect
that they would adapt names to their Nantucket pronunciation:
"*Bhero-wlkhos!? How do you pronounce that? Ah, shoot! Let's just call
Andrew Smith, Intheologus email@example.com
Lo! thy dread empire, Chaos! is restored;
Light dies before thy uncreating word:
Thy hand, great Anarch! lets the curtain fall;
And Universal Darkness buries All.
- Alexander Pope, The Dunciad, Book IV.