Re: Country names in native script

From: Adam Twardoch (
Date: Tue Jan 21 2003 - 03:37:55 EST

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    From: "Radovan Garabik" <>

    > Just a wild guess: isn't the acute accent used to indicate that
    > Oe does not form a digraph Ö, but is to be pronounced separately?

    This "acute" really looks like a printing error to me, not like a real
    acute. But if you were to pronounce o-e distnictly (which I don't think is
    the case here), you'd use the e-tréma sign: Oëchtringen. There is a German
    comedian whose last name is written "Hoëcker" since it is pronounced
    "ho-eck-er" rather than "höck-er".


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