Yeah, the ‘C’ is pronounced as an /s/. That threw me, too.
What do you get when you combine downtime, chats with colleagues, and acceptance of what lies beneath? (Caution: contains rambling and diagrams with lots of circles).
Disclaimer: this post is more a chance for me to get stuff off of my chest. I can’t see it being a major source of assistance, unless you’re going through something similar.
In one morning I’ve been asked six times to comment on this topic. Does this mean my reputation as a linguist is improving?!
So the conference in Salzburg happened. I presented my work, I didn’t panic (too much) on my flights, and although I’m still a newbie to the world of SFL, I had a (mostly) warm welcome.
Well… that was (and continues to be) one hell of a week.
I had no idea, when I started the Endangered Alphabets Project in 2009, that my greatest asset would be my ignorance, and that what would make this language-and-culture endeavour something new and unusual was that I had absolutely no training or expertise as either an anthropologist or a linguist.