Rockbox mail archiveSubject: RE: What is the correct pronunciation of Leif?
RE: What is the correct pronunciation of Leif?
From: Leif Sawyer <lsawyer_at_gci.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 08:01:30 -0900
Hmm.. Seems the digital signature is getting in the way of replies.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Leif Sawyer
> Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 7:47 AM
> To: Rockbox development
> Subject: RE: What is the correct pronunciation of Leif?
> scout innocently asks:
> > Sorry about the OT message, but I am having an argument with
> > a friend and since this is a *.se mailing list, I figured it
> > is the most authoritative source available to me.
> > I know it is a stupid American question, but please remember
> > in this New World we really only have 4 languages: Spanish,
> > English, Portuguese, and French.
> > What is the correct pronunciation of the name Leif (e.g. Leif
> > Ericson)?
> It's pronounced Layf.
> I'm not sure who thought of the leaf pronounciation. But
> weight, neighbor, and freight help point the way.
> Although, thinking on it, it was probably a mix-up from the
> Germans: "ei" is 'eye', and "ie" is "eee"
> (always say the second vowel in IE pairs)
> The Italians have it right though. If you just say each vowel
> purely, it'll all work itself out.
> Also, culled from my .signature:
> "It's pronounced Layf...you know, like Leif Garret? Don't you watch
> 'I Love the 70's'? What kind of retro lover are you, anyway?"
Received on 2004-12-13