I’ve met two problems which I cannot resolve by myself, so I came here hoping I’ll get some help.
1. Can anyone tell me how are (or are to be) pronounced some of the proper names in Hugh Lofting’s Story of Doctor Dolittle.
- Is the g in Jolliginki pronounced soft or hard?
- Is the u in Bumpo pronounced as in bump or in boom?
2. Has the name od the dog (Jip) any specific meaning or better to say, can it be connected with some other word as, I suppose, the names Dab-Dab or Gub-Gub can be explained as onomatopoeic ones?
Thank you very much.