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Re: REF: Pronounce Species Correctly

My gosh!  Iris@hort is really full of land mines.  I thought it might strip
the diacritical marks from the Gaelic, but it substituted letters!  Just for
the record, and necessarily without the diacritical marks, the sentence
should read: "Bhi nios mo an t-adh leis na liomsa; nil cailin alainn faighte
agamsa fos."  Looks a little bland without the fadas (diacritical marks),

And the girl said "I KNOW."  --  Griff

----- Original Message -----
From: "jgcrump" <jgcrump@erols.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2005 7:15 PM
Subject: Re: [iris] REF: Pronounce Species Correctly

> Walter  --  Bhm nmos ms an t-adh leis na liomsa; nml cailmn rza alainn
> faighte agamsa fss. (He was luckier than I; it hasn't brought me a
> redhead yet.)
> But I can't resist relating a story of my own (I know, I know -- when
> I?).
> The Germans have a reputation for stubbornness, but among the Germans, the
> most stubborn are said to be the Schwabians.  Based on experience, I
> it.   I dated a Schwabian girl in Istanbul (yes, we're back there again)
> a while.  Heading for Mass on a Sunday morning, we had blundered into the
> courtyard of the Soviet consulate  --  and hustled back out!  --  and
> arrived at the church, the courtyard of which looked very similar.  I was
> reading the Mass schedule, which was posted in Latin.  The girl said, "Ich
> wuesste nicht dass du Franzoezisch kannst!"  (I didn't know that you can
> speak French.) "Oh, I can't," I replied, smiling, "it's in Latin."  "No,"
> she said, "it is French."  Nonplussed, I asked, "Do you have French?"
> she replied.  "Do you have Latin?", I asked.  "No."  "Well, then," I
> "why do you think it is French?"  "I know," she replied.  And that was the
> end of that.  --  Griff
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Walter Pickett" <waltseed2@yahoo.com>
> To: <iris@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, February 25, 2005 6:13 PM
> Subject: RE: [iris] REF: Pronounce Species Correctly
> > I am reminded of an essay by Dr. Isac Asomov. He was a famous science
> fiction writer, science essayist, and co-wrote a biochemistry textbook for
> medical students, which is still in use.
> > In regard to chemical names, he said pronounce every letter.  Everyone
> will know what you mean, though everyone will think you said it wrong.
> > This was in his essay, You too can speak the original Gaelic.
> > The name of the essay is from a time he was practicing saying chemical
> names, and a beautiful redhead thaough he was speaking in the old Iris
> language.  I wasn't there.  That story might have been some of his
> > Walter
> >  Read only the mail you want - Yahoo! Mail SpamGuard.
> >
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