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Re: Thei▀ or Theiss?
Posted by: martin thei▀ (ID *****2417) Date: January 17, 2004 at 04:27:08
In Reply to: Re: Thei▀ or Theiss? by Chris Calawa of 196

The ▀ in my Name originates from the letters s and z (and is called "sz" in german).
For EDV means it normaly translates into "ss", since sz looks kind of weird (but would be correct). I don't realy like it because tehre is a diffrence between Theiss / Theis and my Family: Thei▀

But that is the only letter i know about a thing like this. For the "th": A lot of english / american speakers pronunce my name with english "th" and read the ▀ as a b so it sounds like "thib". We say Thei▀ like Taiss (sorry, would have to look up the phonectis and how to write them)
The th is spoken more like a single T or maybe a D, but never like "th".

Could be that someone changed his Name from "th" to T or D in the beginning to avoid this... it just sounds strange to pronunce it "th"... But that would not have taken a new letter to do so. ▀ is the only "combined" letter i know. But i am a scientist and not a student of phonectis or languages...


P.S.: Whoever finds spelling mistakes in my post may feel free to eat them, or decorate his christmas tree with them i don't about spelling mistakes!

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