[Ads-l] Niger, sampling of variants, October 19 thru 24

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​Niger, sampling of variants, October 19 thru 24

Webster’s Geographic Dictionary 1949, p.787, s.v. Niger (nīʹjẽr; Fr.
nē´zhârʹ); §2. Fr. Territoire du Niger:
N1 = Niger-1 [ˈnaɪdʒɚ, NIGH-dzhr];
N2 = Niger-2 [ni:ˈʒɛɚ, knee-ZHAIR] (descr. as French);
N3 = Niger-3 [niʒɛʁ] (French).

ADSL data:

N4 = Niger-4 [nɪˈʒɛɚ, nih-ZHAIR]; Newt Gingrich, 24 Oct 2017.
N1+2 = Niger1+2 [ˈnaɪdʒɚ, NIGH-dzhr] used once, then influenced to switch
to Niger2 [niˈʒɛɚ, knee‑ZHAIR]; Eric Shawn, FoxNews anchor & sr
correspondent, 22 Oct 2017.
N1 = Niger-1 [ˈnaɪdʒɚ, NIGH-dzhr]; Lt Col Michael Waltz, Fox&Friends, 24
Oct 2017; influenced one of the co-hosts to also use N1?
N5 = Niger-5 [ˈnaɪʒɚ, NIGH-zhr]; April Ryan, award-winning White House
correspondent [ID'd c/o Jonathan Lighter (JL)], panelist on Don Lemon "CNN
Tonight", 20 Oct 2017.
N6 = Niger-6 [ˈni:dʒɚ, KNEE-dzhr]; pronunciation by WaPo journalist Karoun
Demirjian on CNN: [NEE‑jur]; c/o JL, 21 Oct 2017.
N7 = Niger-7 [nɪˈdʒɚ, nih-DZHR], Bakari Sellers, CNN, 22 Oct 2017; c/o JL,
[nI 'dgr, Nih-JUR].

N8 = Niger-8 [naɪˈdʒɛɚ, nigh-DZHAIR], Martha MacCallum {mwf 53
(b.19640131), NY & NJ; B.A. PoliSci}, "The Story with Martha MacCallum",
FoxNews, 19 Oct 2017.
N9 = Niger-9 [naɪˈʒɛɚ, nigh-ZHAIR]; MSNBC, 20 Oct 2017; c/o JL.

N10 = Niger-10 [naɪˈdʒiɚ, nigh-DZHEER]; Gen Jack Keene, 24 Oct 2017; John
McCain, 24 Oct 2017, c/o JL [Nye-JEER].
N11 = Niger-11 [naɪˈʒiɚ, nigh-ZHEER]; James “Mad Dog” Mattis, 21 Oct 2017.
N12 = Niger-12 [neɪˈʒiɚ, neigh-ZHEER]; Lt Col …, FoxNews, 24 Oct 2017.
N13 = Niger-13 [ni:ˈdʒiɚ, nih-DZHEER]; Lindsey Graham [Nih-JEER] 21 Oct
2017, c/o JL.
N14 = Niger-14 [ni:ˈʒiɚ, knee-ZHEER]; Gen Joseph Dunford, 24 Oct 2017.
N15 = Niger-15 [nɪˈʒiɚ, nih-ZHEER]; Heather Childers, FoxNews TV anchor, 24
Oct 2017.

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N1y = Nyger (NYE-jerr) [ˈnaɪdʒɚ] ® 1998 by Wild Bird Feeding Industry ; “so
renamed < Niger seed < thistle seed (for bird feeders) “to clarify proper
pronunciation”; c/o Bill Mullins & wife, 19 Oct 2017.

N1i = Niger-1i [ˈnaɪdʒɚ, NIGH-dzhr]; Niger Innis (son of Roy), National
Spokesperson for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); pron. ; c/o JL
[NYE-jur], 22 Oct 2017

N1 & N2 "For what it's worth, both pronunciations were current in Nigeria
in the 60s. Of course we Peace Corps Volunteers preferred the French."
Herb Stahlke, 21 Oct 2017.​

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