City Names

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Tue Nov 30 18:03:41 UTC 1999

--On Tue, Nov 30, 1999 11:29 AM -0500 "M. Lynne Murphy"
<M_Lynne_Murphy at BAYLOR.EDU> wrote:

> ----------
>> From: Amy Speed <speed at PARADIGMTECH.COM>
>> Then there's always J-burg and the Cape.

I always thought it was "Jo-burg."

> Now that I think about it, I think the South African tendency for clipping
> may come from the British, but the adding of -s onto the things that they
> clip might be an Afrikaans influence.  Can any British folk comment on the
> -s?

I'm not British folk, but what about Hants (Hampshire), Lancs

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at

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