Matrushka; Hryvna

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Thu Jul 18 23:12:19 UTC 2002

Actually Lwów (pronounced /lvuf/) is the Polish. The "o" has an
accent mark which changes it to an /u/. It's this fact (among others,
including the "barred L)") which makes Lódz (pronounced /wutsh/) the
most frequently mispronounced Slavic place-name in English.

dInIs Prestonski

>At 12:14 PM -0400 7/18/02, James A. Landau wrote:
>>In a message dated 7/18/02 10:50:23 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Bapopik at AOL.COM
>>By the way, you mentioned your family came from "L'wiw".  Do you mean "Lwow"?
>L'wiw is Ukrainian.  Lwow is the Polish name.  Lemberg is the German
>name.  Same place.  (See the cover story in last Sunday's Times
>Magazine for more on this.

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