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I'm back, and an 'ow' question ...

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Thursday, October 31, 2002, 17:52
I'm back from Berlin (where I had a very nice time) and nomail, and am
having a little linguistic question:

In and around Berlin, there's quite a few placenames ending in _-ow_. I
asociated this with Polish _-ow_, Russian _-ov_ etc, and pronounced it [Of],
getting corrected and told that it should be [oU] (or something like that).
I was told it was from some local Slavic language, which I couldn't get
specified stricter than "not Sorbian". Can anyone here give more


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