[Ads-l] [Non-DoD Source] "Niger" or "Niger"?

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 19 22:57:35 EDT 2017


Niger [NIGH-zhr]:  n&stressed_vṛddhi + unstressed_yogh&ɚ
Don Lemon CNN Tonight: fiftyish African American woman named "April",
20171020.

The New Scramble for Africa:  Anglish vs. Frenchish > Frenglish-isms.
(Fortunately proper nouns can't be used in Scrabble. But I haven't played
in about fifty years, so probably---as in all things that really don't
matter these days---anything goes.)

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