BBC excerpt

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Fri Apr 4 23:06:10 UTC 2008

"El nino" (the ocean current) has a counterpart called "la nina", says
the BBC (no need to confuse the audience with diacritical marks, I guess).

The pronunciation is not made clear, but the word origin is explained:

<<La Nina translates from the Spanish as "The Child Girl">>

-- Doug Wilson

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