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Subject: Re: Fijian name - pronunciation?
Author: Anneza   (guest,
Date: October 16, 2005 at 10:55:01 PM
Reply to: Re: Fijian name by Cleveland Kent Evans
Cleveland, does your book give pronunciations for these names?

I've long wondered - and asked here a couple of years ago with no results! - how it came about that the surname Rokocoko is pronounced Rokothoko; now that I see Ruci as a Fijian form of Ruth, it looks like another instance of c = th, this time after a high vowel which is closer to what I'd expect. So, is c regularly pronounced like English th in thistle, and if so, who first wrote down the Fijian language?

This is really interesting!

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