Pronunciation of "Ngaio"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun May 10 17:06:36 UTC 2009

At 12:17 PM -0400 5/10/09, Mark Mandel wrote:
>On Sat, May 9, 2009 at 10:42 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
>>  At 10:32 PM -0400 5/9/09, Mark Mandel wrote:
>>  >If I had to guess, I'd say that someone just put in the (a?) Vietnamese
>>  >pronunciation, quite impersonally (so to speak).
>>  Not *the*, if only because no tones are provided
>No tones? I see a caron over the "e".
Yes, I noticed that diacritic, but wasn't sure it was a tone,
especially since there was nothing tone-like on the first syllable,
but I confess I know about as much about Vietnamese orthography as I
do about playing linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys.


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