Nevada and Navajo

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue May 21 14:39:38 UTC 2013

Vacationing in Nevada I picked up tourist literature that had the word Nevada with a breve over the first a showing that they really want that letter to be pronounced as in "cat" (~Nevvadu) as if tourists would know what that diacritical mark means.  Also I asked a Navajo woman how to say Navajo.  Again the first a would be as in cat (~Navuhoe).

Tom Zurinskas, Conn 20 yrs, Tenn 3, NJ 33, now Fl 9.
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