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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 21 13:58:21 EDT 2017


Not in English, Sali, or at least not in OED.

JL

On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 12:44 PM, Salikoko Mufwene <mufw at uchicago.edu>
wrote:

> Please look for “Nigerois”.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Oct 21, 2017, at 11:33 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM<
> mailto:wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>> wrote:
>
> 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
> <mailto: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
> <mailto: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<mailto: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<mailto:bre
> werwa 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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