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Re: [Pan-users] Annoying ' in posts

From: Steven D'Aprano
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] Annoying ' in posts
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2012 01:09:56 +1000
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On 22/09/12 00:07, Brian Morrison wrote:
On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 23:59:09 +1000
Steven D'Aprano<address@hidden>  wrote:

Heavy metal: Blue Öyster Cult, Motörhead, Mötley Crüe, Наӥв

Say that last one again? ;-)

"Наӥв", very roughly pronounced something like "Narev". It's

I assume that the umlaut over the и is just for the look, and
doesn't change the pronunciation. Also, despite my mother being
Russian, I actually can't speak a word of it, so I'm interpolating
the pronunciation from that of the individual letters:

Н is like English N in Not
а is like English A in fAther
и is like English I in machIne or E in mE
в is like English V in Very

I think the name means "Naive", or to use the older spelling, Naïve.
Hey, I see what they did there! That's pretty clever.


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