[Northkeep] Does This Mean..
jack_a_lope31 at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 9 08:03:25 PST 2004
correct, the W is pronounced like a v, but the reverse is also true.
Volkswagen in english is Wolksvagen in Deutsch. and I believe die is the
correct usage for automobiles so it would be...... von die Wolksvagen
Karl, the one who knows too many useless factoids and other elusive crud.
"Wisdom begins in wonder" - Socrates
>From: "Graue, Chris" <Chris.Graue at benham.com>
>Reply-To: The Barony of Northkeep <northkeep at ansteorra.org>
>To: "The Barony of Northkeep" <northkeep at ansteorra.org>
>Subject: RE: [Northkeep] Does This Mean..
>Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 16:43:17 -0600
>Oh, if ONLY I could find proof that wagen COULD be used with volks in
>period, you might be on to something there! Gise von Volkswagen... Hmmm,
>hard to say Von Volks... And would one pronounce the wagen as Vagen? Von
>VolksVagen? Hmmmm... May be a bit much... Actually, Von der Volkswagen
>might be more accurate (whatever the gender, Der Die oder Das... See why
>I barely passed German?)
>Chris (definitely "of the VW", but not so much "cute", despite the
>sticker on my Cabriolet reading "Cute but kinda strange"... Although
>what you said does sound hilarious! And by the way, it's always good to
>Does this mean, then, that we need to address Chris as "Her Cuteness,
>Chris of the VW" ??
>Val (feeling a bit goofier than normal, and I mean no ill will to any)
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