|Subject:||Re: Fijian name - pronunciation?|
|Author:||Anneza (guest, 18.104.22.168)|
|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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