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Re: wrong spelling

Poster: bearslayer@juno.com (Christopher M Dawson)

On Tue, 17 Jun 1997 11:39 -0400 (EDT) "Ed Hopkins" <Ed.Hopkins@MCI.Com>

>It depends on what kind of Spanish you're speaking.
>In some places you'd make the "ll" sound like the 'j' in "jasmine",
>so the word would sound like /JAH-mah/.
>In some places you'd make the "ll" like the "lli" in "million",
>so it'd sound like /LYAH-mah/ (That's the way Monty Python say it).
>I'm guessing that's the way the original Quechua word was pronounced.
>If the indios had pronounced it "YAH-mah", wouldn't the
>castillanos have spelled it "yama"?
>-- Alfredo
Look, you can't cook your LLAMA and eat it too.....

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