[TUHS] Happy birthday, Niklaus Wirth!

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Thu Feb 15 09:31:37 AEST 2018


On Thu, 15 Feb 2018, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:

>> His name is pronounced "vurt"
>
> Maybe some English speakers pronounce it like that.  In German it's, 
> well, "Wirth".  English speakers might write it as "veart", where the 
> "ea" is as in the word "hear" or "fear".

I wasn't giving a pedantic pronunciation lesson; as you pointed out, there 
is no direct English equivalent.  Hell, the English even pronounce words 
differently in different counties (and I should know).

-- 
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."


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