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You may add that Calicut/Calicoet is modern Kozhikode.
I wonder whether Ranjit would care to comment on the odd-looking
transcription -zh- in this presumably Malayalam name. The spelling
isn't given at that link, but at the "History of" link from there,
เด•เตเด เต [koห ษปikห oห ษ–]) where the
letter เดดเดฟ is
usually transliterated as l-underbar (followed by -i). Note that the
transliteration overlooks the final shwa, indicated by the diacritic
over the last letter, but it's clear in the attached pronunciation clip.
fucking guy claims to know so much and claims to be the "author" of a book
on writing systems - how can the POS not know that zha is the nearest way
to transcribe the "retrofle frictionless continuant" เฎด of Tamil and
"Tamizh" is closer than "Tamil" to transcribe
à¹à¸à¸à¹à¸à¸à¹à¸à¸à¹à¸à¸à¹à¸ the name of
the language - unfortunately many native speakers can only achieve plain l
or retroflex l when they say the name of their language.
Moron Skippy didn't bother to listen to the sound file. There isn't a
hint of frication in the sound; it is in fact [ษป], exactly as the
transcription shows. Maybe Moron Skippy simply can't be bothered to
find out what the word "frictionless" means that she typed.
Moron Skippy thinks Tamil and Malayalam are the same language.
Moron Skippy doesn't know the difference between editor and author, and
is only 100% off on the count of books on writing systems, as well as
the third one currently in progress.
Moron Skippy turned up in sci.lang one day a few months ago spewing
hatred and stalked me hither.
Usual polite a.u.e debate, alas. How can he not see that this is
Now go look at Skippy's _very first_ posting in sci.lang.
I don't go there. Is it worse there than it is here
Well, yes it is. skpf... is there, of course, and just as obnoxious as
he is here. However, it's easy to ignore to ignore him, so I don't find
him a particular nuisance. The real problem is the nutters, who are not
exactly trolls. Franz Gnaedinger has been there for years; he thinks
he's a genius and that anyone who knows anything about language is just
trying to suppress his brilliant ideas. From time to time there are
nutty mathematical ideas propounded by Pete Olcott, which David
Kleinecke dissects expertly. Daud Deden thinks that any similarities he
thinks he has found indicate a relationship; he seems to know something
about Malay, but not about most of the non-Malay non-English words he
looks up in dictionaries. Ross Clarke engages with him. For a while Hen
Hanna inflicted her presence on sci.lang, but seems to have gone away.
However, if you take away the nutters and troll from sci.lang, what is
left? Not enough to maintain a viable Usenet group, I fear. Even among
the people who know something about language there is a lot of
backbiting, with one who addresses PTD as "Senile". David, Ross and
Yusuf are as courteous as ever, though Ross sometimes gets impatient