Date: Thu, 3 Mar 1994 19:00:08 +0700
From: Gwyn Williams gwyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IPIED.TU.AC.TH
Subject: Re: Something old, something new
On Sat, 26 Feb 1994, Donald M. Lance wrote:
In the 1875 edition of Noah Webster's American Dictionary of the English
Language, the word is italicized, indicating that it is a "foreign word"
The following pronunciation:
'koo pong (with macron over oo and breve over o, and no the -ng is not one
of my ubiquitous typos): presumably ['ku p[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ng]
fascinating! The Thai word is [khuu pong]. I've always wondered where the
final velar came from. I thought it was French, as Thais often seem to
perceive final nasal vowels in French as [ng]. Comments?
gwyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ipied.tu.ac.th