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Very cool names. (was: Re: [wEr\ Ar\ ju: fr6m] ?)

From:Robert Hailman <robert@...>
Date:Thursday, November 8, 2001, 23:04
Almaran Dungeonmaster wrote:
> > > Definitely Hollands dialect group :))) . Due to my boyfriend's > > influence, I > > speak more Brabants :) , with definitely /v/ for 'v', and final 'n' still > > pronounced when the following word begins with a vowel. Well, at least you > > don't pronounce 'ij' /aj/ :)) . > > Oh, I do... but then my mom(who teaches Dutch) threatens to throw me out if > I don't speak more civilized than that. > My little brother's name is "Gijs", which should be pronounced /xEis/, but > which I tend to pronounce /xa:is/. Then, it almost sounds like "gajes" > /'xa:j@s/, meaning "rifraf".
Gijs has got to be one of the coolest names I've ever encountered, both with the "proper" pronounciation ahd how you pronounce it. Another very cool name is Ruprecht, but I've never actually heard it pronounced or seen it written out in IPA, I just like how it looks. -- Robert


Almaran Dungeonmaster <dungeonmaster@...>