G.Gertoux and the Name...

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Fri Jan 25 20:52:45 EST 2002

But in foreign names transcribed in French "ou" can be a consonant like
English "w". How many syllables are there in Ouagadougou (capital of
Burkina Faso)? It would be different if there was a diaeresis over the
"u", as in the Hebrew grammarian's name Jouon, but how is that name
actually pronounced?

Peter Kirk

> -----Original Message-----
> From: CL [mailto:carmel.de.lisieux at wanadoo.fr]
> Sent: 25 January 2002 14:41
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: G.Gertoux and the Name...
> Stephen Carlson wrote:
> >...but the French "Yéhouah"
> >corresponds to "Yehwah", where Fr. "ou" = "w", does it not?
> Sorry Stephen, I do not know about Gertoux's proposal more than what
> stated in my
> previous message.
> In French, "ou"  is not "w".  It is a single sound like the double oo
> the
> English "too".
> However, I think that this thread is off.
> Camille
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