Re: ISO-15924 script nodes and UAX#24 script IDs

From: Mark E. Shoulson (
Date: Tue May 18 2004 - 09:47:41 CDT

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    John Cowan wrote:

    >Most people say [kihote], since we do not have the Spanish "j", IPA [x].
    >(Of course the [o] and [e] vowels become diphthongs, as in most varieties
    >of English.) I personally made a mild nuisance of myself in the class
    >where I studied it by insisting on saying [kiSote]. The derived adjective
    >"quixotic", however, is pronounced in native fashion [kwIksOtIk].
    My brother told me once (I think) that he's heard English professors
    (as in, ones from England) actually pronounce the knight's name as
    [kwIks@t]. Often the /h/ in the usual English pronunciation is reduced,
    making it more like [kiote] or even [kjoti].


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