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OT: Jules (fi: syllables)

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Friday, June 13, 2003, 14:46
--- Christophe skrzypszy:

>> * Someone might recall that I tend to refer to Khrushchev as "Krusse". >> Similarly, I (and the history-interested part of my family) refer to C. >> Iulius Caesar as "Julle" ['j8l:E]. This particular nickname is from the >> Swedish translation of "Asterix"; can some Francophone tell me what the >> French original was? > > "Jules" [Zyl]. It's just a French first name (a bit outdated). I think it > is the direct descendant of the Latin name IVLIVS.
In the Dutch version of Asterix, Caesar is often addressed to as "Juul", which is about as bad as "Sjuul" [Sjy:L]. Jan


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>