Re: Another translation posted

From: Hans Aberg (haberg@math.su.se)
Date: Thu Jun 18 2009 - 10:01:16 CDT

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    I think it does not have anything with the age of the word to do, but
    how familiar it is and how hard it is to pronounce in the original
    language, and how well it fits into the patterns of the local
    language. At least in Swedish, there is an ongoing transformation,
    with new forms popping up all the time, with different degrees of
    acceptance in different contexts.

       Hans

    On 18 Jun 2009, at 14:49, Andr Szabolcs Szelp wrote:

    > That's not a "recent transfer" but an old borrowing. In any language
    > old geographical borrowings may have special rules. You do write (and
    > do pronounce according to the different English spelling) Moscow and
    > Cracow for Moskva and Krakw in English...
    >
    > Of course, there is Bcs for Vienna, Prizs for Paris, Rma for Rome,
    > Hga for The Hague, etc.
    > However there's no **Vasington, **Loszendzselesz, **Csikg, **Sa
    > Paul, **Sziudd de Mexik/Mexik Sziti, etc.



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