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Re: Nqwebasaurus, an African ornithomimosaur

In theory, most of us CAN make the click consonant sound, but it's pretty much 
impossible unless you actually grew up in South Africa, amongst the tribes that 
use clicks. I'd rather we stick to names that the 99% of people on earth who 
don't use click consonants can say. 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Keesey" <keesey@gmail.com>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 2:06:39 PM
Subject: Re: Nqwebasaurus, an African ornithomimosaur

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 10:56 AM, Michael Lange <Michael.Lange@gmx.ch> wrote:
> Well Michael, maybe my Swiss tongue is not able to pronounce it properly as 
> you can do it.

>From the people who gave us "Gstaad"??? ;)

Pretty much everyone can make the sound in "Nqwebasaurus" (from Xhosa
-- famous Xhosa people include Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu). Most
of us just aren't used to using it in words (click consonants being
endemic to southern Africa, with one case in east Africa).

I think it's fun!
T. Michael Keesey