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R: Re: R: Re: Relay time! Beethoven's Ninth

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Thursday, August 10, 2000, 17:28
Markus wrote:

> Well, Sibelius actually is Swedish or Latin (Latinized Swedish?) > Pronounced Swedishly, (though not pitch accented, since Swedish in Finland > lacks pitch accent). Sibelius was bilingual. > > I pronounce it /si'belius/, and I am bilingual...(come to think of it, I
> switch the stress to /'sibelius/ when speaking Finnish...ah, do whatever
> want to do) > > The name was latinized sometime (educated people tended long ago to take > latinate names, or add latin inflections to their names, especially -us. > Though Sibelius is, I think a translation into latin from a Finnish or > Swedish name).
AFAIK, there's a quite a large amount of Finnish (proper?) names ending in -us. I.e. Linus Torvald. Are they all latinized versions of local names? Luca