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Re: [Pan-users] Annoying ' in posts

From: Brian Morrison
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] Annoying ' in posts
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 19:16:08 +0100

On Sat, 22 Sep 2012 01:09:56 +1000
Steven D'Aprano <address@hidden> wrote:

> 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
> Russian.
> 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.

Interesting. My original reply was actually to say that I couldn't see
that ӥ character using Claws-Mail under Windows, but it works with Claws
under Fedora. Not sure exactly what the problem is there ;-)


Brian Morrison

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                                                          Oscar Wilde

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