[Ads-l] Injia

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Thu Dec 15 08:29:50 EST 2016


In Kipling's famous "Gunga Din," note the spelling:

Now in Injia's sunny clime,
Where I used to spend my time
A-servin' of 'Er Majesty the Queen . . . .

 Clearly, "Injia" is disyllabic.

(I had to memorize "Gunga Din" in high school, c. 1960.  Times have chanaged!)

Charlie


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<injun> (as in <Injun Joe>, Tom Sawyer's antagonist). Blame it on that
dead, white, male, European bigot from Italy, working for Spanish
imperialists, who couldn't even manage to get his plague ships near Inja.

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