Matrushka; Hryvna

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jul 19 13:45:42 UTC 2002

At 7:12 PM -0400 7/18/02, Dennis R. Preston wrote:
>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
Even by me, and my maternal grandparents emigrated from there.  I
thought it was /wUdzh/, with the wowel, er, vowel of "look" and a
voiced final affricate.  But then they'd have spoken Yiddish and
pronounced it god knows how.


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