From: Thomas M. Widmann (email@example.com)
Date: Mon May 26 2003 - 18:13:33 EDT
Stefan Persson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Pim Blokland wrote:
> > P.S. I haven't yet stumbled upon any words starting with ij which
> > were NOT pronounced with the ĳ sound. I'm beginning to think words
> > like that don't exist.
> What if a Dutch source writes about a foreigner whose name begins
> with "ij"?
No, then they would presumably type it as "I" + "j", which should be
enough to make the difference. If, however, it was typed in
upper-case, and one afterwards tried to title-case it, it would go
wrong. Also, if the Spanish word "ijada" was ever borrowed into
Dutch, a real problem would arise.
However, I think this is becoming rather hypothetical... :-)
-- Thomas Widmann, MA +44 141 419 9872 Glasgow, Scotland, EU email@example.com http://www.widmann.uklinux.net
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