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Whoa. You are w-a-y off base here. I have re-read and re-read my message to
you and there was no intention I find to give you the idea that I was
slamming another culture. Far from it! Saying "duh" was referring to my
ignorance of the pronouncation of these words and my being interested in
anyone steering me in the right direction. Anyone who has been on this
listserv for awhile knows my humor..,and my interest in learning new
things...and my willingness to share. Perhaps YOU should re-read my nessage
again with a new perspective.
Despite the unnecessary tongue-lashing through the general listserv I
received, I thank you for answering my questions. Interestingly, I received
several responses to my quest and it seems everyone so far has a different
way of pronouncing these two words. Sooooooooo...it looks like I'm back to
AND....confused as ever, duh!
I'm going out on a far limb here....is there anyone on the list from
Indonesia who can give us a definite pronounciation of the
words..."tjanting" and "tjap"?
Again, I would be eternally grateful. Toodles.......
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