Pronunciation of "Ngaio"

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 11 05:58:09 UTC 2009

On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 1:06 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
> At 12:17 PM -0400 5/10/09, Mark Mandel wrote:
> >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.
What first syllable? I'm referring to the only IPA the article gives
for the name, at least up at the top:

If that doesn't come through, it's

left bracket
velar nasal
e with caron
glottal stop (superscript in original)
right bracket

One vowel : one syllable.

Mark Mandel

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