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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 21 12:32:45 EDT 2017


I haven't made an exhaustive search, but apparently and oddly the relevant,
useful adjective/noun *Nigeran (NYE-jur-un) doesn't exist in English.

Who is responsible for this, if true?

JL

On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 12:25 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Niger Innis (son of Roy) is National Spokesperson for the Congress of
> Racial Equality (CORE). He just spoke on CNN.
>
> Pronounced NYE-jur.
>
> JL
>
> On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 11:50 AM, Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> For what it's worth, both pronunciations were current in Nigeria in the
>> 60s.  Of course we Peace Corps Volunteers preferred the French.
>>
>> Herb
>>
>> On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 10:11 AM, Jonathan Lighter <
>> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Lindsey Graham:
>> >
>> > Nih-JEER.
>> >
>> > BTW, the only tigers in Africa in 1887 would have been imported from
>> Asia,
>> > where they live.
>> >
>> > So it's just as conceivable that the incident occurred in Africa as
>> > anywhere else outside of Asia, as long as the tiger had been imported
>> > (perhaps escaped from a circus).
>> >
>> > One mustn't assume.
>> >
>> > Which is more likely in 1887 - a Nigerien in Asia or a tiger in Africa.
>> >
>> > Hmmm.....
>> >
>> > JL
>> > JL
>> >
>> > On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 7:44 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > > "A Girl Who was Swimming the Niger"  © Warren A. Brewer
>> > >
>> > > A girl who was swimming the Niger
>> > > Encountered a wandering tiger
>> > > "How, what, when, and where
>> > > Did you get to Niger?"
>> > > "With a compass," he said, "and Geiger"
>> > >
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