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 It's just a French first name (a bit outdated).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].