[DWJ] Where are we from?
mark at allums.com
Mon Apr 16 06:52:55 EDT 2007
>>>> I bet Nacogdoches isn't!
>>> It looks hard enough to pronounce for it to have a celtic origin. :-)
> Dorian wrote:
>> Unfortunately for your theory, the consonant patterns are all wrong for it
>> to be any variety of celtic.
Nacogdoches is pronounced "Na-co-do-chess". "Na", short A-as-in-apple;
"co", long o-as-in-odor; "do", long o-again-as-in-odor; "ches",
ch-as-in-chimney, es-as-in-chess. It's a Spanishised Indian name. The
'g' is not pronounced.
Natchitoches (Louisiana) is pronounced Nack-o-tish. You may speculate
on how that came about.
Texas was called "Tay-has" by the Spanish, who couldn't pronounce the
Indian word, which would be phonetically spelled something like "Tay-shaw".
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