R: Re: R: Re: Relay time! Beethoven's Ninth
|Date:||Thursday, August 10, 2000, 17:28|
> 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, Ido
> switch the stress to /'sibelius/ when speaking Finnish...ah, do whateveryou
> 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?