Names

Amaya Booker amaya at whatever.net.au
Thu Nov 9 08:34:26 EST 2000


> I've known one Xavier, pronounced (soft)Zav-ee-er (or Zavvy - he was only
> two at the time). I think you are right Sally, both on pronunciation and
> the Saint (Francis Xavier).
Personally I think this is usually a cultural matter. I find most Americans
say Ix-aev-ee-er ... but then my grandfather who's Basque (northern Spanish)
and who's name is Xavier pronounces it "huh-vy-air" so.. it's all down to
accent and language

Amaya

--

There's no justice.

There's just us.

http://www.whatever.net.au/~amaya/
amaya at whatever.net.au

--
To unsubscribe, email dwj-request at suberic.net with the body "unsubscribe".
Visit the archives at http://suberic.net/dwj/list/



More information about the Dwj mailing list