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Re: ALAS, NO CLICKING COELUROSAURS
In a message dated Wed, 12 Jul 2000 2:20:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<<One thing though, from their etymology:
"Etymology-Nqweba (n-KWE-bah), Xhosa for the Kirkwood region..."
So, (un)fortunately, no clicks.>>
Pete et al.:
I am certain this is an approximate pronunciation and that the "q" really does
signify a click in Xhosa. It is common practice among English (and Afrikaans?)
speakers to render click sounds in Zulu and Xhosa words with /k/, whether
through "spelling pronunciations" or because /k/ is the closest English sound
to the clicks.
/kw/, like in English "queen", is spelled "kw", as in "KwaZulu" (as in
KwaZulu-Natal, the southeastern province of South Africa).