"The Battle of Bataan" heard as

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 14 03:54:51 UTC 2013

On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 9:54 PM, Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at gmail.com> wrote:
> Elijah

As in "_Elizha_ Wood," despite the fact that the name was pronounced
as spelled for probably more than a millenium.

Back in the '70's, there was a TV series on the former British Raj.
The narrator, an Englishman, continually made reference to the "…
Rahzh." Aren't transliterations of Indic consonants based on English?
Hence, you'd expect "… Rahdzh." Well, *I* would, anyway.


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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