Smorgas (1858); Mole (1901); Batik (1857) [my erratum]
vyer at EARTHLINK.NET
Wed Jul 25 18:45:42 UTC 2001
Thanks for the interest...
I am "real" in the sense that I was born in Norway and still hold a
Norwegian passport. I grew up in Norway, Canada and Austria, and went to
college and graduate school in the U.S. I've lived in the New York area for
the last 11 years. I've also worked extensively in Sweden and Denmark.
The "k" is pronounced in my last name, and the "u" is pronounced like - or
close to - "oo" as in "noon." I usually ask Americans to pronounce my first
name "life," but "lafe" is closer to the original.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Beverly Flanigan" <flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU>
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Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 12:17
Subject: Re: Smorgas (1858); Mole (1901); Batik (1857) [my erratum]
> And if he's a "real" Scandinavian (presumably Norwegian or Danish, with
> -en), his surname is pronounced with a /kn/, not just /n/! I always hated
> to hear [nut] Rockne (though he may have Americanized his name). And Leif
> is [lef], I believe.
> At 06:34 PM 7/24/01 -0400, you wrote:
> >>I guess this pretty much matches Leif Knudsen's statement above?
> >Sorry, that's "Leif Knutsen".
> >-- Doug Wilson
> Beverly Olson Flanigan Department of Linguistics
> Ohio University Athens, OH 45701
> Ph.: (740) 593-4568 Fax: (740) 593-2967
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