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Re: MR: Wlonk

Poster: Alys of Foxdale <foxdale@wolfstar.com>

On Wed, 6 Nov 1996, Alfredo el Bufon wrote:

> Baron Corun MacAnndra replied to Lord Philip:
> > This is a very good question. I suppose it depends entirely on the language
> > you're speaking. You see, in German, w is pronounced like v, but in Welsh,
> > it's pronounced like oo (the name for the Welsh god of the underworld,
> > Annwn, is pronounced Annoon). Thus, the word wlonk, if spoken by a Welshman,
> > might sound like oolonk, while a German might pronounce it vlonk.
> Technically, you'd have to say, "In German, there is a letter that _looks_
> a lot like the English letter 'w', but is pronounced like 'v'". (I think
> it's called "vow". (In German, the abbreviation for "Volkswagen" actually
> has _fewer_ syllables than the original word!))

"VW" is pronouced something like "fow-vay" in German.

   Alys of Foxdale        | Vert, on a fess between three trees
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